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Statement on Racial Profiling

The University of Houston Police Department 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.

UHPD 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 UHPD 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) 743-3333 or visit our UHPD complaint process page for more information. 

We are very proud of the relationship UHPD 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.