The Police Department is dedicated to providing for the protection of persons, property, and civil order on campus by overseeing the functions of law enforcement and security on a 24/7/365 basis.
Located in Boren Campus Center, the Police Department also manages the motor pool, identification card, campus parking, card access, and lost and found programs for Taylor University. These services are administered during regular office hours.
Emergency Phone (Crime in Progress, Fire, or Medical Emergency),
911 OR via a campus phone dial 9-911
Campus Police (Non-Emergency Purposes or to Report a Crime),
During business hours: 765-998-5395 or via campus phone at x85395
After business hours: 765-998-5555 or via campus phone at x85555
There are free, public-use campus phones in the lobbies and public areas of all campus buildings, where you can dial 9-911 to reach emergency help or x85555 to reach Campus Police.
Chief of Police
Jeff Wallace serves as the chief law enforcement officer for Taylor University and acts as the liaison for the university with all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Wallace, a 1989 graduate of Taylor University, has been involved in law enforcement for 25 years. His experience includes patrol, self-defense/personal safety awareness, emergency/tactical response, criminal investigations, crime scene management, expert testimony, public relations, and certification in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED3).
Deputy Chief of Police
The Deputy Chief of Police serves in Wallace’s absence or by his designation and additionally serves as the training officer for the Taylor University Police Department as a certified state instructor.
There are two full-time and four part-time police officers, as well as two additional non-sworn campus safety officers. Our police officers have full law enforcement authority in the state of Indiana. Their responsibilities include: proactive vehicular and foot patrol; traffic, criminal, and infraction investigations; traffic enforcement; building and special event security; emergency medical assists; and more.
The Taylor University Police Department maintains both direct telephone and two-way radio contact with:
The 911 system is also available as back-up to the Taylor University emergency phone system.
Message from the Chief of Police, Jeff Wallace
All full-time officers in the Police Department are graduates of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and are certified police officers within the state of Indiana. Additional part-time officers also receive extensive training and are graduates of the Pre-Basic Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. This high degree of professionalism and training enables us to focus our energies and resources on providing a safe environment for all members of the Taylor University community.
Our ongoing mission at the Police Department is to provide the best possible service to our community in a professional manner that fully exemplifies Christ through our desire to serve.
If you have any questions or would like to see additional information, please contact me using the information below.
I look forward to seeing you on campus!
Chief of Police
- MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2014)
- BA, Social Work/Sociology, Taylor University (1989)