TCU Police increase game day presence


TCU Police has increased its game day presence since TCU’s entrance into the Big 12, TCU Assistant Chief of Police J.C. Williams said.

Williams said the department looked at other Big 12 schools’ game day routines to gauge what TCU could expect. After two home games, Williams said there are larger crowds and the responses from fans have been good.

About 10 TCU Police officers “beef up coverage” by patrolling all parts of campus before, during and after home games, he said.

More than 100 off-duty Fort Worth Police officers are on patrol at large home games to handle the crowds and enforce tailgating rules, Williams said.

Police officers patrol by foot and on bikes before the game and are also in the stands, Williams said. Officers can be seen escorting the football team by motorcycle and manning off-site parking and shuttle services.

This year marks Fort Worth Police Detective Jerry Cedillo’s 14th year patrolling Frog Alley. Cedillo is in charge of ensuring that the section on Frog Alley that sells alcohol is following Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission rules. People cannot bring in or take out beverages from the fenced off area directly in front of the stadium, he said.

Officer H.J. Olmo, a 1998 TCU graduate, said he has worked TCU football games for the last five years. Olmo said the best part about the games is seeing and catching up with old friends.

TCU Police allocates money every year to pay for coverage of large on-campus events, Williams said. Some game day officers are not paid by TCU but from the Fort Worth Police Department’s Traffic Division as a contribution from the city.