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: Briad Wigtil, Police Chief
Phone- Non-Emergency: (254)-710-7646
FAX: (254)-710-3473
E-Mail: Brad_Wigtil@Baylor.edu

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

Additional Contact(s):

    Danny Knight, Patrol Captain
    Email: Danny_Knight@Baylor.edu
    Phone- (254)-710-7644

    John Kolinek, Sopport Services Captain
    Email: John_Kolinek@Baylor.edu
    Phone- (254)-710-7353




Iowa State University
Department of Public Safety

Chief/Director: Aaron DeLashmutt, Assistant Vice President / Chief of Police
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/

General E-Mail: dpsinfo@iastate.edu

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

Additional Contact(s):

        Aaron DeLashmutt, M.A., Interim Assoc. VP / Chief of Police
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone- (515)-294-7166

    Darin Van Ryswyk, Associate Director / Deputy Chief
    Email: dvan@iastate.edu
    Phone- (515)-294-4529

    Carrie Jacobs, Associate Director / Deputy Chief
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone- (515)-294-9848

    Rob Bowers, Director of Public Safety Services
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone- (515)-294-5787




University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus
Public Safety

Chief: Chris J. Keary (Interim)
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://publicsafety.ku.edu

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 Chief
    Email: ckeary@ku.edu
    Phone- (785)-864-5912

    James Anguiano, Captian — Support Services
    Email: janguiano@ku.edu
    Phone- (785)-864-5906

    Bobby Williams, Captain — Patrol
    Email: rwilliams@ku.edu
    Phone- (785)-864-5909

    VACANT, Emergency Management
    Email:
    Phone- (785)-864-8070




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, Assistant Director
   Email: bike119@ksu.edu

   Don Stubbings, Assistant Director
   Email: ksu135@ksu.edu





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: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
Network & BIG12COP-L questions: Rich/ard 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, Deputy Chief
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone- (405)-325-56219

    Ralph Sade, Major - Operations
    Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone- (405)-325-5120

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

    Jacob Hall, Major - Support

    Email: hall@ou.edu
    Phone- (405)-325-5138




Oklahoma State University
Police Department

Chief: Michael W. Robinson, Chief Public Safety Officer
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.

General E-Mail: osupd.okstate.edu

PD Web Site:
https://police.okstate.edu/

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, Chief of Police
    Email: d.altman@okstate.edu
    Phone: (405)-744-4327

   Leon P. Jones, Captain - Patrol/Operations
    Email: leon.jones@okstate.edu
    Phone: (405)-744-4242




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):

    Steven McGee, Chief of Police
    Email: s.mcgee@tcu.edu
    Phone: (817)-257-7932

    J. C. Williams, Assistant Chief of Police
    Email: j.williams@tcu.edu
    Phone: (817)-257-7933

    Ramiro Abad, Police Lieutenant
    Email: r.abad@tcu.edu
    Phone: (817)-257-7933




Texas Tech University
Police Department

Chief/Director Kyle K. Bonath, 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. Assistant.,
        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):

    Kenny Evans, Assistant Chief of Police
      Email: Kenny.Evans@ttu.edu

    Heath Steele, Assistant Chief of Police
     Email: Heath.Steele

    David Parker, CID Captain
      Email: David.Parker@ttu.edu

    Stephen Hinkle, Administrative Captain
      Email: Stephen.Hinkle@ttu.edu

    Mark Miller, Operations Captain
      Email: Mark.H.Miller@ttu.edu




University of Texas at Austin
University Police

Chief/Director: David Carter, 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.
    Phone: (512)-471-4441

    Gonzalo M. Gonzalez, Captain - Field Operations
    Email: gmg3@mail.utexas.edu     Phone: (512)-471-9667

    Don E. Verett, Captain - Support Services
    Email:
don.verett@austin.utexas.edu
    Phone: (512)-471-6555




West Virginia University
Police Department

Chief andDirector: Bob Roberts, Chief of Police
Phone- Non-Emergency: 304-293-3136
FAX: Fax 304-293-2589
E-Mail: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
PO BOX 6563

Computer Network Questions: Ricky Jackson, Captain
    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 Police Department
    P. O. Box 6563
    992 Elmer Prince Drive
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6563

Additional Contact(s):

   Ricky Jackson, Captain — Technology & Forensics
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Staff Services, Emergency Alert Coordinator, Communications (Dispatch),
      Technology Solutions, Digital Forensics


    Danny Camden, Captain — Operatons
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Law Enforcement Operations, SRT


    W. P. Chedester, Captain — Support Services
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Special Operations, Support Services


    Philip Scott, Captain — Professional Standards & Investigations
     Email: Sorry - not-clickable, to avoid SPAM.
    Phone: (304)-293-3136
   Areas of Responsibility:
      Professional Standards, Investigations



 
 
 
 

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