The patrol division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the University Police Department, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The patrol division consists of 12 sworn police officers who fall under the direction of Lieutenant Jesse Pena. Patrol officers are first responders to all emergencies on campus and are the first line of defense against crime on campus. When they are not out on a call for service, officers patrol the campus streets, buildings, residence halls and other property owned or controlled by the university. The patrol officers are responsible for conducting preliminary investigations related to offenses that have occurred on campus. For more information on the Patrol Division or to ask a specific patrol related question, contact Lt. Jesse Pena (361-825-5764).