UTPD Is searching for a new chief


University of Texas Police Department Chief Robert Dahlstrom will be retiring in May, and the search is on for his replacement.

UTPD posted an ad on the University’s Job Search website Saturday for a new chief of police. Dahlstrom has been chief of the department since 2006. He was with the Austin Police Department for 28 years prior to that.

UT spokesperson Cindy Posey said a committee will be conducting a nationwide search for the new chief, who has many responsibilities within the department.

According to the job listing, the chief is responsible for “effective operation of the UT Police Department through planning, organizing and directing its activities, assuring that law and order is maintained, that state laws are enforced and that measures are implemented to prevent crime and to protect lives and property.”

According to the listing, a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field; 15 years of experience as a police officer, at least five of which are administrative; multiple licenses; excellent verbal and written communication skills and a reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethical conduct are requirements for the position.