Statement on Racial Profiling
The University of Houston Department of
Public Safety supports the 77th Texas Legislature's mandate
prohibiting racial profiling in Texas. Our police officers work
under a departmental policy that is consistent with all state and
federal laws. The policy includes provisions for citizens to contact
us if they have a conflict with one of our officers.
The University of Houston Department of Public Safety realizes that there will be disagreements, from time to time, with individuals that come in contact with our officers. We realize that confusion, different perceptions or possibly the timeliness of information may produce different accounts of the same incident. These disagreements between citizens and officers need to be addressed. We trust that the vast majority of contacts between citizens and officers are conducted in a positive, professional manner. The relationship between the community and our officers is based on confidence and trust. We cannot be effective without both the community and our officers working together to achieve this goal.
Citizens feeling that they have a legitimate concern may make a formal complaint to the University of Houston Department of Public Safety at any time by contacting any member of this department for information on the complaint process. Additional information about this process may be obtained by calling us at (713) 743-0610 or on line at:
We are very proud of the relationship the University of Houston Department of Public Safety shares with the community we serve. Our long-standing goal is to provide our citizens with a safe community where all may live, work and study without the fear of crime.