New Police Chief for University of Houston

The University of Houston has named Ceaser Moore Jr. as the new chief of police of the UH Department of Public Safety, effective Feb. 20. Moore brings to UH more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, including specialized experience in the field, in an academic setting and in a supervisory capacity.

Moore joined the Houston Police Department in 1984 and has held the ranks of police officer, sergeant and lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 2004. Moore has extensive experience in the areas of patrol, internal affairs, field training, firearms, traffic and accident control, burglary and theft, and property and supply. In his most recent position as captain with the city of Houston Police Department Northeast Patrol, he supervised more than 300 employees. 

Moore received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston-Downtown, a master of science in criminal justice management from Sam Houston State University, and a Ph.D. (all but dissertation) in criminal justice, also from Sam Houston State University.  Along with his academic achievements, he is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.

Moore has been a visiting instructor for the FBI National Academy, and served on the faculty at San Jacinto College, University of Houston-Downtown and Concordia University. 

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Security Malcolm Davis will be working closely with Moore to ensure a smooth transition into the position as chief of police in the UH Department of Public Safety, and the continued safe and secure learning and working environment for the University of Houston community, said Carl Carlucci, executive vice president of Administration and Finance. 

“Being a police chief at a large university requires a specialized understanding of the unique challenges a college campus presents,” Davis said. “We are fortunate to have found an extremely qualified person for this position, and I am confident he will do an excellent job here.”