Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations unit is responsible for the follow-up investigation of crimes that occur on campus and are reported to the University police.

Criminal Investigations coordinates the following areas of follow-up investigative efforts for the UT Arlington Police Department.

  • Victim’s assistance
  • Interviewing witnesses and suspects
  • Filing cases with the District Attorney's Office
  • Obtaining warrants
  • Evidence collection
  • Preparing and conducting photo line-ups
  • Crime scene photography

Contact Criminal Investigations

Lt. James Randles


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Heath Cook

Senior Detective

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Jason Lee


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Patrick Bush

Threat Assessment Detective

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Rudy Valladares

Intimate Partner Violence Detective

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William Zimmermann

Part-Time Detective

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Michelle Stellato

Intimate Partner Violence Detective

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UTA is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. Sexual misconduct, as defined in this policy, is a form of sex discrimination and will not be tolerated. Sexual misconduct, includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and/or dating violence. Individuals who engage in sexual misconduct and other inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature will be subject to disciplinary action.

UTA will take prompt disciplinary action against any individuals or organizations on this campus who violate this policy (HOP Section ADM 5-513). UTA encourages any student, faculty, staff or visitor to promptly report violations of this policy to an individual identified in “Section C.1.” of this policy.

Title IX Coordinator, Michelle Willbanks, (817) 272-4585, 710 S. Davis Dr, Suite 103

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for students) is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs; (817) 272-0132; E.H. Hereford University Center, Lower Level, B120

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for staff, visitors and contractors) is the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity Services, (817) 272-2106, 701 S. Davis, Office & Classroom Bldg., Ste. 104

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for faculty) is the Vice Provost, (817) 272-2103, 701 S. Nedderman Drive, Davis Hall, Ste. 300