Crime Prevention

In Abilene Christian Universities continuous effort to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff, ACU has recently purchased a new emergency notification system. The system, powered by e2Campus OMNILERT, enables the university to send urgent messages to the cell phone and email accounts of all registered students, faculty and staff.

While ACU ALERT is a free service to all students, faulty and staff, users must enroll in the system. Depending on the users' personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from the carrier to receive text messages.

ACU officials want to assure users that the system will not be used except for urgent and emergency situations or campus closures. 

ACU ALERT is just the latest step to ensure the safety of the ACU community. 

ACU will continue to alert the ACU community about emergency situations and urgent matters through traditional methods, such as university-wide broadcast emails, online updates via myACU and the ACU homepages, and the coordinated use of public media outlets. One of the really great things about the ACU ALERT technology is that we can be confident that the maximum amount of people are notified of a situation in a timely manner. 

Register for ACU ALERT


Sex Offender Registration Information

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the ACU Police Department is providing a link to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry. The link is listed below to your convenience.

This Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.

The Act also requires sex offenders who are required to register in the State, to provide notice of each institution of higher education in the State at which the offender is employed, enrolled or carries on a vocation.

In the State of Texas, convicted sex offenders are required to register with the local municipal or county law enforcement agency that holds primary jurisdiction for the area in which the offender lives. Local agencies then submit this information to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Crime Records Division, Austin Texas. View the Texas Department of Public Safety website


Sex Offenders in our Area

  • Bowerman, Dennis Raymond
  • Martin, Jonathan Glen
  • Sykes, Terry Matthew
  • Vadney, Gabriel Matthias
  • Varado, Joe Kerr
  • Washington, Tony Wells

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