Beginning September 1, 2015, the Texas Christian University (TCU) Police Department will make Police Department records that relate solely to law enforcement available to the public pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act (PIA), Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, as amended by Senate Bill 308, unless the records are exempt from disclosure by the PIA or other law.


The TCU Police Department is responsible for maintaining all records related solely to law enforcement subject to disclosure under the PIA.  The Police Department is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on weekends and University holidays.

All requests submitted to the Police Department under the PIA must be submitted by using the Public Information Request Form below and can be made as follows:

The Police Department will review all written requests for public records and respond to the requestor within 10 business days. In response to a request, the Police Department may

  • Inform the requestor if the information cannot be provided promptly and set a date and time to provide it within a reasonable time;
  • Request a ruling from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas regarding any information the TCU Police Department wishes to withhold from public disclosure as allowed under the PIA, and send a copy of the request for ruling, or a redacted copy, to the requestor; or
  • Segregate public information from information that may be withheld by law and provide the public information promptly.

The requestor will receive a written statement of estimated charges when the charges will exceed $40, in advance of work being started, and have the opportunity to modify the request in response to the itemized statement.  Fees will be calculated in accordance with Section 70.3 of the Texas administrative code.  The requestor can choose whether to inspect the requested information being made available at the TCU Police Department during regular business hours at no cost, or receive or make copies of the records for a fee as may be allowed by law.  If you have any questions, contact Robert Rangel at 817-257-7930.

Additional information on the PIA and Senate Bill 308 can be found at the following links:

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552
Texas Senate Bill 308
Public Information Handbook 2014 (PDF)


Texas Public Information Act Information Request Form

Texas Public Information Act Information Request Form

For guidance regarding your rights as a requestor and the public information procedures adopted by this governmental body, you may review the governmental body’s notice required under section 552.205 of the Government Code. You can find additional Public Information Act resources on the Office of the Attorney General's website.

Requestor Contact Information

Preferred Manner of Written Communication *

Description of the Information Requested

Under the Public Information Act, some categories of information do not have to be released. Exceptions to disclosure fall into two general categories: 1) mandatory exceptions that make information confidential and require a governmental body to withhold information, and 2) discretionary exceptions that allow but do not require a governmental body to withhold information. You may find information about mandatory and discretionary exceptions HERE.

In most instances, a governmental body is required to request a decision from the Attorney General in order to withhold information from a requestor. However, a requestor may permit a governmental body to redact information without requesting an Attorney General decision. You are not required to agree to the redaction of any information responsive to your request, but doing so may streamline the handling of your request. If you agree to redactions in this request, then you may request the redacted information in a future information request.

Do you agree to the redaction of information that is subject to mandatory exceptions, provided such redactions are clearly labeled on the information you received? *
Do you agree to the redaction of information that is subject to discretionary exceptions, provided suchredactions are clearly labeled on the information you receive? *


How would you like to have the information provided? *
If available, do you wish to receive an electronic copy of the information? *
Please Note: If the information requested is unclear or if a large amount of information is requested you may be contacted to discuss clarifying or narrowing your request. There may be charges associated with production of the requested information. You may find more information regarding the charges under the Public Information Act HERE.