University of Houston Police Department

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University of Houston Police Department
Abbreviation UHPD
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Patch of the University of Houston Police Department
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Badge of the University of Houston Police Department
Agency overview
Formed September 5th, 1967
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 4051 Wheeler Street
Houston, Texas 77204
Agency executive Ceaser Moore, Jr., Chief of Police
Parent agency University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHDPS)
Website
www.uh.edu/police

The University of Houston Police Department (UHPD) is the campus police for the University of Houston. The officers of UHPD are peace officers of the State of Texas whose primary jurisdiction is any county in which the University of Houston owns, leases, rents, or controls property.[1] Their authority is derived from the Texas Education Code Sec. 51.203 which allows the University of Houston System Board of Regents to employ and commission peace officers.[2] The University of Houston Police Department serves as a division of the University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHDPS). Its headquarters are at 4051 Wheeler Street (changed from 3869 Wheeler Street in July of 2015 in a campus address reorganization) at the southwest corner of the University of Houston campus in the Stadium District.

The current Chief of police is Ceaser Moore, Jr.[3][4]

Fallen officers[edit]

A University of Houston Police vehicle at Hofheinz Pavilion

There has been one UHPD officer who has died in the line of duty. On December 24, 2010, Officer Ann O'Donnell was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call for a kidnapping near Robertson Stadium.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "UHPD: FAQ". University of Houston Department of Public Safety. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Texas Constitution: Education Code". State of Texas. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  3. ^ "2009 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report" (PDF). University of Houston Department of Public Safety. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  4. ^ Glenn, Mike (2011-04-15). "Cocaine found in UH officer killed in crash". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  5. ^ George, Cindy (2010-12-25). "Funeral set for UH officer killed in crash". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

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