University Services

Police Department: University of Houston Police Department (UHPD)


The University of Houston Police Department (UHPD), a division of the Department of Public Safety, provides comprehensive police services 24 hours a day/seven days a week. UHPD employs 50 commissioned police professionals as well at 110 security officers. Along with emergency and non-emergency incident response, UHPD offers a variety of community services including bicycle registration, vehicle watch, lost-and-found, as well as security escorts on campus. UHPD also offers programs on crime prevention, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system, alcohol awareness, active shooter response and workplace violence among others.

The University Department of Public Safety monitors more than 1300 cameras from its 24 hour Virtual Patrol Room. This camera infrastructure has proven itself instrumental in solving many cases. Campus signage in the parking lots and buildings indicate to the campus community that areas may be monitored. For more information on UHPD programs and services, we encourage you to visit our website at, or call our 24 hour dispatch communications center at 713-743-3333. The Police Department building is located at 3869 Wheeler, near the intersection of Wheeler Avenue and Scott Street.