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January proclaimed Crime Stoppers Month in Texas

By Cindy Granier

On Jan. 9, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed January as Crime Stoppers Month in Texas. He suggests that Texans attempt to combat crime and make their communities safer.

Similar to the governor’s suggestion, the police officers at the University of Houston also strive to be proactive against crime.

The University of Houston Police Department provide crime prevention programs often to the UH community through many different avenues. Some of the crime prevention programs that are offered on campus include:

  • New Student and Employee Police Service Orientation
  • Personal Safety Awareness
  • Residential and Office Security
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Bicycle and Property Registration
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Security Escort Program
  • Active Shooter Presentation
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Crime prevention is important to the campus community. Everyone can help by being proactive and reporting suspected crimes immediately by calling 713-743-3333. Doing so may be preventing someone else from becoming a victim of a more serious crime.

For more information regarding crime prevention, go to or contact Sgt. Dina Padovan at 713-743-0596 or via email at Governor Rick Perry’s proclamation may be found at: