University Police Department



Newly installed University Police Department Chief, Keith Jemison, Ed.D., joined Prairie View A&M University in June 2018 after serving as Assistant Police Chief for Missouri City.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Jemison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College of Missouri with Cum Laude honors, Mater’s degree in Political and Justice Studies from Governor’s State University , and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Interdisciplinary Leadership with  concentration in Public Safety from Governor’s State University. Chief Jemison holds a Master Peace Officer certificate through the state of Texas. “the key to better law enforcement is better educated and a better-trained police force,” said Jemison. “These skills are invaluable in building communities, community policing and mitigating liability.

Jemison has major plans to transform the UPD. He wants to start by raising the department’s credibility and getting back to its role and primary missions – safety and security. All of Jemison’s staff receive training and are constantly enrolling in new courses to enhance their skillset. His goal is for the PVAMU UPD to be the  best campus police department and, he believes that starts by being a department in which the community has confidence.


We are open 24/7 to serve you

Should you have an emergency:

From a campus phone, Dial : 4911

Campus Non-Emergency : (936) 261-1375

From outside of campus, Dial : 911 (Waller Sheriff’s Dept.)

UPD Anonymous Tips Line : (936) 261-2222

University Police Department is located in the front of the Central Receiving building on the corner of Reda Bland Evans and Ann Preston street

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