University announces Eve Stephens as new UTPD Chief

Ireland Blouin, Senior News Reporter

The University announced Eve Stephens as the new chief of the UT Police Department and the Assistant Vice President of Campus Security. Stephens will officially begin her role on July 5. 

Stephens’ appointment comes after former UTPD Chief David Carter passed away on April 22, 2022, at 64, following a long battle with cancer. 

Stephens has served the Austin community in law enforcement for almost 24 years. In 2021, Stephens was promoted to Commander of the Austin Police Department. She created APD’s first Women’s Mentorship Program for female cadets and helped form a state-level female officer mentorship program for the Texas Police Chiefs Association.

In an email from the University, a representative said, “I am confident that Chief Stephens will lead our campus security to greater strength in the coming years with integrity and with a spirit that nothing is impossible.”