UTM Public Safety Initiates Operation Blue Light


A UT Martin police car is pictured in front of the Hall-Moody Administration Building.

MARTIN (November 23) – The Department of Public Safety at the University of Tennessee at Martin is initiating a new program called Operation Blue Light. Effective immediately, UT Martin officers will patrol campus with a solid blue light illuminated on top of all marked UT Martin police cars after sunset.

“We hope Operation Blue Light will bring additional patrol visibility to the campus, as well as allow students to see where we are in case any assistance is needed,” said Chief Monte Belew, UT Martin director of public safety. “When driving by campus, you do not have to yield to the UT Martin police cars when in a solid blue status. We will continue to use the standard flashing lights and siren for emergencies and traffic stops,” Belew added.

UT Martin officers are on patrol 24/7 and available at 731-881-7777. For more information about Operation Blue Light, contact Belew at mbelew3@utm.edu.