The University of Houston Police Department is comprised of a group of well-trained, dedicated professionals. Our ultimate goal is to provide excellent police and security services to the UH community. The UHPD Strategic Vision (pdf) is a blueprint for providing such services and outlines three goals which will provide us with clear direction for fiscal year 2021 through fiscal year 2025.
Each goal is supported by strategies necessary to pursue and obtain each goal, and milestones will indicate whether a goal was obtained. This strategic vision does not cover every departmental need but instead focuses on priorities.
Our Strategic Vision is not meant to be static; it is certainly malleable and adjustable. Our social, professional, and physical environments can quickly change, and UHPD must have the ability to adjust to such changes. The strategic vision is designed with flexibility in mind. At the same time, it sets a foundation with consideration to best practices to guide the objectives and actions of the University of Houston Police Department.
The strategic vision was developed employing considerations promulgated in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report, which identifies and employs the highest level of accountability in today’s policing strategies. We also employ the guidelines and best practices ordered by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators – the accreditation entity for colleges and universities. Rest assured that we are committed to keeping our community safe.