Main Campus key policy to change

September 25, 2009 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

In a similar change to that which happened on Health Science Campus in May, approval and distribution of new keys for employees on Main Campus will be shifted to the control of the UT Police Department starting Monday, Sept. 28.

After that date, requests will be examined, approved and finished keys distributed by UTPD, instead of Facilities and Construction. Those making key requests will be able to pick up finished keys in the parking enforcement office in the Transportation Center.

Also, the key request documents will change and move to a new online location at

After printing and filling out the form, Sherri Kaspar, event and parking enforcement manager for UTPD, said forms will need to be sent to Mail Stop 207.

“Information Technology has been wonderful in creating a new database that is much more robust than what is currently being used,” Kaspar said.

The new database and the change of key distribution ownership is just the first of many changes coming to the keying policies on all of UT’s campuses, according to Jeff Newton, UT chief of police.

“We are still looking at moving toward more significant changes,” he said. “We need to make the process more electronic and more accessible, because right now it’s a lot of pen and paper.”

The changes in the process are still fluid, Kaspar said, adding that as the modifications progress, the bugs will be worked out. Future additions to the process will allow UTPD to keep better track of who has what keys, how long they’ve had them, and various other data that is hard to bring together with the current system.

Questions about the key policy changes can be directed to 419.530.KEYS.

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