Protective Orders

If you are seeking to apply for a Protective Order, it is considered a best practice to include the following information, if available:

  • Any threatening or harassing messages via email, text or social media
  • Screenshot photos of multiple call logs
  • Any photos of bodily injuries, such as bruises, cuts, scrapes, bites, asphyxiation marks
  • Any inappropriate or threatening voicemails
  • Copies of any police reports (or case numbers), divorce decree, Child Protective Services documents or Adult Protective Services documents
  • A picture ID or State issued driver’s license
  • Addresses of locations you need protected (home, work, school)
  • Address of the respondent, if available

If you need help with a protective order, preparing or enforcing one, please contact the University Police Victim Services Specialist or the Office for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention. You may also wish to contact, the following District Attorney’s Offices, if applicable.

Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office
100 E Cano St
Edinburg, TX 78539
Cameron County District Attorney’s Office
964 E. Harrison St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Starr County District Attorney’s Office
401 N. Britton Ave.
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
956-716-4800 extension: 8629

The University Police Victim Services Specialist can assist crime victims by helping them obtain crime victim services that can mitigate the consequences of being a crime victim. The Victim Services Specialist from the date a crime is reported can help crime victims obtain necessary healthcare or counseling. After the initial crime report, the Victim Services Specialist can assist crime victims understand the criminal prosecution process. The services of the Victim Services Specialist are available to UTRGV students, faculty, staff and visitors.