TAMIU police officers are charged with protecting the safety and welfare of students, employees, and property of the institution in accordance with Texas law. In order to accomplish the university's mission, officers have attended a state certified police academy and have received certification and licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE), must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and comply with state mandated bi-annual training requirements. Officers are well trained, well educated men and women, committed to the concept of community service, who protect a campus filled with professional, dedicated faculty, staff and students in a unique academic environment.
The TAMIU Police Department maintains excellent relations with the City of Laredo Police Department, the Webb County Sheriff's Office, the agencies of the United States' Department of Homeland Security (including the Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)) and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Department has established liaison with the Laredo Community College Police Department, the United Independent School District Police Department and the Laredo Independent School District Police Department. Information about crimes and incidents is exchanged between agencies so crime trends and activities can be monitored.
The University Police Department contributes Part I Crime information to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), (the information is then forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice's Uniform Crime Report, administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)), and has made crime statistic information to interested parties. Statistics for this report are compiled from university police reports, incidents reported to public law enforcement agencies where the university owns or controls property, and from others who have " significant responsibility for student and campus activities " to whom individuals report criminal incidents they have not reported to police.