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Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety: Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson was appointed Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety in April 2018. In this role, Johnson oversees the Emergency Preparedness, Fire Prevention Services and Environmental Health and Safety departments. Safety planning, training, and education are primary responsibilities for this role. He has been with the university since 2008 and has more than two decades of public safety experience with emergency operations, emergency planning, fire prevention, and public safety outreach.

The Campus Safety office fosters a secure environment for the university’s academic and research enterprise. Emergency planning and routine safety operations are at the forefront for the departments in this area of the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) portfolio.

Our Mission

To ensure the safety, welfare, and security of the staff, faculty, students, visitors and property of The University of Texas at Austin through high quality services and leadership.

Vision

The University of Texas at Austin will be recognized as a national leader for campus safety and security operations (planning, policies, procedures, and practices) for a university.

Core values

Trust · Leadership · Communications · Teamwork · Excellence

Goals

  • Continue to develop, gain approval, and implement safety and security programs that ensure the welfare of the campus community.
  • Continue to develop, implement, and sustain effective campus safety and security communications.
  • Promote best management practices in Campus Safety and Security operations.
  • Foster high quality services, campus diversity, and leadership that supports Campus Safety and Security operations.
  • Promote safety and security educational programs throughout the campus community.

The office of Emergency Preparedness implements programs and projects in emergency and disaster planning, training, mitigation, response, and recovery. Our mission is to create a comprehensive emergency management program for the university in order to save lives, protect property, promote continuity of operations, and reduce the overall effects of large-scale disasters.

The mission of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to promote healthy and safe operations on campus, to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to ensure protection of the environment. It is our vision to become a recognized, national leader and innovator in campus environmental health and safety.

Fire Prevention Services ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students by providing an up-to-date fire prevention program. Our fire safety professionals monitor all university buildings for compliance with local and state requirements, and work closely with the community to perform the inspections and drills necessary to lower the risk and potential repercussions of fire on campus.