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HCU Police Department

Committed to Safety

The Houston Christian University Police Department is tasked with providing a safe and peaceful campus.  This is a challenge in today’s world; our on-campus police are well equipped to meet this and other challenges. One of the major functions of our officers is to patrol the HCU campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to be of service to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

In order to maintain peace and safety on campus, the HCU Police also rely on the awareness of every member of the HCU community. It is essential that you remain aware of your surroundings and report any unusual or suspicious activity. The officers would much rather respond to a call that turns out to be nothing than to write an incident report after a situation occurs in which they had no opportunity to intervene.

Functions of the University Police include, but are not limited to:

  • Responding to call boxes
  • Investigating all crimes reported on campus
  • Patrolling
  • Enforcement of local and state laws
  • Crime prevention
  • Parking permits and enforcement
  • After-hours gate access

Emergency Call boxes are strategically located across campus and ring directly to the University Police Department. Their locations are shown on the Campus Map.

Our Authority

The Houston Christian University Police Department is fully recognized by the State of Texas as a certified police department for the express purpose of providing law enforcement services for the HCU community, its guests and visitors, and to monitor the overall security needs of campus property.

The Houston Christian University Police Department and other police departments at private Colleges and Universities receive their policing authority from Texas Education Code, Chapter 51.212, and are Texas Peace Officers.

HCUPD police officers have jurisdiction throughout Harris County and Texas, but focus their resources and attention on the University and its students, faculty, staff, visitors, and neighbors.

Annual Security Report

Visit the Crime Statistics Report page for a full crime report for the previous academic year.