Background
Click HERE to jump to the Big 12 Conference WebsiteWhen the Big 8 and the Southwest athletic conferences disbanded, four of the former Southwest Conference universities joined the members of the former Big 8 Conference to create the new Big 12 Conference.

Chief Executive Officers of the law enforcement agencies at the respective schools each had questions about how the new conference would operate and what adjustments might be necessary to accommodate changed schedules and opponents.

Discussion between Chiefs who had established individual working relationships with colleagues developed the idea of creating a formal organization of the Big 12 Chiefs of Police. Chief Don Cannon, University of Texas, hosted the first meeting on the UT campus at Austin on January 25, 1996.

Since then, the group has met in the spring and fall of each year with each meeting hosted by one or more of the participating agencies. The twice-per-year schedule allows review of football issues prior to that season (typically August) and a follow-up to the prior football season and review of other sports (typically January). The meeting usually includes a tour of the host campus facilities including the football venue for familiarization.

Purpose
The purpose of the organization is to bring together the Chief Executive Officers of the law enforcement agencies at the Big 12 schools, along with selected members of their respective staff, to discuss topics and issues of mutual concern and effect to law enforcement on the Big 12 campuses.

The natural focus of the group has been on improved delivery and coordination of law enforcement and public safety services at conference athletic events, but participantshave also used this forum as a means of informal peer survey and feedback on problems they face.

By example, past meetings have included discussion of police escorts for visiting varsity football teams; policies on officers accompanying their team when competing on other campuses;security for visiting teams; fan conduct; post-game celebration policies, procedure and preparation; and controls on alcoholic beverage use at sports venues and on campuses.

Reports from other campus law enforcement professional organizations are often given, including an IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) College & University Section report, and a report from the IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators).

Activities
Ongoing group interaction between meeting dates is enhanced by use of BIG12COPS-L, an Internet list server established to provide a convenient means for designated users to communicatedirectly with all members. This list is routinely used to ask questions and post information regarding current issues arising on individual campuses as well as needs common to the conference or to campus law enforcement.

While the Big 12 has pioneered scheduled cooperative planning and coordination meetings, law enforcement administrators from other NCAA conference have expressed interest in the Big 12group, and are now establishing similar organizations to address common needs.


Questions concerning the Big 12 Cops group can be referred to individual members:


The Big 12 Agencies—


Baylor University
Department of Public Safety

Chief: Jim Doak, Director
Phone- Non-Emergency: (254)-710-2222
FAX: (254)-710-3473
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

PD Web Site:
http://www.baylor.edu/~DPS/

Main University Web Site:
http://www.baylor.edu/

Snail Mail:
    Baylor University DPS
    One Bear PLace #97090
    Waco, TX 76798




Iowa State University
Department of Public Safety

Chief/Director: Jerry D.Stewart, Director
Phone- Non-Emergency: (515)-294-4428
FAX: (515)-294-0383
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

Computer Network Questions: Rob Bowers
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (515)294-5787

PD Web Site:
http://www.dps.iastate.edu

Main University Web Site:
http://www.iastate.edu/

Snail Mail:
    Iowa State University Police
    168 Armory Building
    Ames, IA 50011

Additional Contact(s):

   Associate Director / Deputy Chief
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (515)-294-4529

   Rob Bowers, Associate Director / Deputy Chief
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (515)-294-5787




University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus
Public Safety

Chief/Director: Ralph V. Oliver, Director
Phone- Non-Emergency: (785) 864-5900
FAX: (785) 864-5211 - Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm only
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

Computer Network Questions: Liz Phillips
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (785)864-5914

PD Web Site:
http://www.ku.edu/~kucops

Main University Web Site:
http://www.ku.edu

Snail Mail:
    KU Public Safety Office
    1501 Crestline Drive
    Lawrence, Kansas 66049

Additional Contact(s):

   Chris J. Keary, Assistant Director
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (785)-864-5917




Kansas State University
Department of Public Safety

Chief/Director: Ronnie Grice, Asst. VP & Director
Phone- Non-Emergency: (785)-532-6412
FAX: (785)-532-7408
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

Computer Network Questions: Annette Bullard
    Email: amallen@ksu.edu

PD Web Site:
http://www.ksu.edu/police/

Main University PD Web Site:
http://www.ksu.edu/

Snail Mail:
    Kansas State University
    Police Department
    108 Edwards Hall
    Manhattan, KS 66506-4809

Additional Contact(s):

   Oscar Ruiz, Captain
   Email: bike118@ksu.edu

   Don Stubbings, Captain
   Email: ksu135@ksu.edufs





University of Oklahoma
Department of Public Safety

Chief/Director: Liz Woollen, Director
Non-Emergency: (405)-325-2666
FAX: (405)-325-5122
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

General E-Mail: ASK-A-COP
Network & BIG12COP-L questions: Richard Hamilton
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (405)-325-2864

PD Web Site:
The Police Notebook
http://www.ou.edu/oupd/

Main University Web Site:
http://www.ou.edu

Snail Mail:
    OU Department of Public Safety
    2775 S. Monitor Ave.
    Norman, OK 73072-7857

Additional Contact(s):

   Kent Ray, Captain
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (405)-325-56219

   Bruce Chan, Lieutenant -Administration
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (405)-325-5144

   Rob Voeller, Lieutenant - Operations(Patrol, CID, & Crime Prevention)
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (405)-325-5139

   Ralph Sade, Lieutenant - Planning / Special Events
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone- (405)-325-5120




Oklahoma State University
Police Department

Chief/Director: Michael W. Robinson, Chief
Chief's Phone- Non-Emergency: (405)-744-6528
Department's Phone- Non-Emergency: (405)-744-6523
FAX: (405)-624-8010
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

Computer Network Questions: Capt. Atkins
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (405)-744-4261

General E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

PD Web Site:
http://www.police.tcu.edu/home%20page.htm

Main University Web Site:
http://www.okstate.edu/

Snail Mail:
    OSU Police Department
    104 USDA Bldg.
    Stillwater, OK 74078-0433

Additional Contact(s):

   David F. Altman, Captain - Operations/Patrol Services
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (405)-744-4327

   Richard H. Atkins, Captain - Admin/Technical Services
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (405)-744-4261




Texas Christian University
Police Department

Chief/Director: Steve McGee, Chief of Police
Phone- Non-Emergency: (817)-257-7932
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

General E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

Computer Network Questions: Kelly Ham, CID Sergeant
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (817)-257-6637

PD Web Site:
http://www.police.tcu.edu

Main University Web Site:
http://www.tcu.edu/

Snail Mail:
    Texas Christian University
    Police Department
    3025 Lubbock
    Fort Worth, TX 76109-2323

Additional Contact(s):

   J.C. Williams, Assistant Chief of Police,
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (817)-257-7933

   Ramiro Abad, Lieutenant, Patrol
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (817)-277-5822

   Randy Cagle, Officer, Athletic Event Coordinator
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

   Paul Jwanowski, Commander, Forth Worth Police Department
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Fort Worth PD Non-Police Emgergency: (817)-392-4000
            — Police Administration: (817)392-4200




Texas Tech University
Police Department

Chief/Director Ron Seacrist, Chief of Police
Phone- Non-Emergency: (806)-742-3931
FAX: (806)-742-3903
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

General E-Mail:
        BJ Watson, Sr. Admin. Asst.,
        Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

PD Web Site:
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttpd/index.php

Main University Web Site:
http://www.texastech.edu/

Snail Mail:
    Texas Tech Police Department
    POB 43041
    Lubbock, TX 79409-3041

Additional Contact(s):

   Major Gordon Hoffman, Asst, Chief
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

   Major Jimmy Tillinghast, Asst, Chief
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

   VACANT, Asst, Chief
     Email: Currenty Recuriting,
        Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.




University of Texas at Austin
University Police

Chief/Director: Robert Dahlstrom , Chief of Police
Office: (512)-232-6400
FAX: (512)-471-7505
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

General E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.

PD Web Site:
http://www.utexas.edu/admin/utpd/

Main University Web Site:
http://www.utexas.edu

Snail Mail:
    The University of Texas at Austin Police Department
    2201 Robert Dedman Dr.
    Austin, TX 78713

Additional Contact(s):

   Terry McMahan, Asst. Chief
   Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.




West Virginia University
Police Department

Chief andDirector: Bob Roberts, Chief of Police
Phone- Non-Emergency: 304-293-2677 (293-COPS)
FAX: Fax 304-293-2589
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
PO BOX 6563

Computer Network Questions: Kate Van Sant, Assistant to the Chief
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136

PD Web Site:
http://police.wvu.edu/

Main University Web Site:
http://wvu.edu/

Snail Mail:
    West Virginia University
   3040 University Ave.
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6563

Additional Contact(s):

   Kate Van Sant, Assistant to the Chief
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Administrative Services, Building Supervisors, Department Statistics, Website Manager


   Robert J. (Robin) Levelle II, Major
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Operations/Administration, Patrol, Investigations, Internal Affairs


   Rick Jackson, Captain
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Staff Services, Emergency Alert Coordinator, Communications (Dispatch),
      Special Event Coordinator, Records Management, Equipment/Inventory Coordinator


   Danny Camden, Captain
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Training, Crime Prevention, Emergency Management, Security Assesments Support


   Robert Cheslock, Captain
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
   Phone: (304)-293-3136
Areas of Responsibility:
      Night Operations, Investigations



 
 
 
 

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