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Houston Police Department

HPD SealThe mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment.

Annual Report

Annual Report

The Houston Police Department's 2014 Annual Report is now available.

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Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics

View the Crime Statistics in your area.

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News Releases

News Releases

News releases published by the Houston Police Department, Public Affairs Division.

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HPD Careers

New Higher Salaries!

The Houston Police Department is now hiring for our upcoming classes.  HPD offers a rewarding career, exceptional benefits and a competitive salary.  To apply and learn more about our salary increases visit hpdcareer.com. 

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Commend an HPD Officer or Employee

Commend an HPD Officer or Civilian Employee

Has a Houston Police Department Officer or Civilian Employee provided you with exceptional service? Let Chief McClelland know.

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HPD Jail Inquiry

HPD Jail Inquiry

Search for a family member or friend (adults 17 years or older) who may be in a City of Houston Jail.

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Towed Car

Find My Towed Car

Locate your towed vehicle by providing the vehicles VIN number of License Plate.

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Stop Houston Gangs

Stop Houston Gangs

A way for Houston residents to report tips to thwart the potential threat of gangs.

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HPD - OIS

OIS

The Houston Police Department (HPD) created and maintains this site in the interest of transparency and to inform the general public of matters related to Officer Involved Shootings.

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Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Officers of the Houston Police Department participate in a variety of programs for the youth of our community.

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Cash for Crooks

Cash for Crooks

View our wanted fugitive galleries and help us apprehend and identify suspects.

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Resources

Contact HPD

For Emergency / Life Threatening Calls
9-1-1
HPD Dispatch Center

Non Emergency: 713.884.3131

File a Report Online for Theft or Criminal Mischief (under $5000 in value)

Patrol Alert Slip - report suspicious activity

Houston Police Department Contact Numbers

Police Stations and Neighborhood Storefronts

About the Chief of Police

Police Chief Charles McClellandCharles McClelland was sworn in as Chief of the Houston Police Department on April 14, 2010. He has served 37 years at the Houston Police Department, joining the department as a patrol officer in 1977 and rising through ranks to his current position as Chief of Police. His management experience has touched virtually every aspect of law enforcement throughout his career with the Houston Police Department.

His duties include managing the 5th largest police agency in the United States with an annual budget of more than $825 million dollars and a staff of 5300 sworn police officers and nearly 1300 civilian employees. Chief McClelland is a proponent of community-based policing and enhanced crime reduction strategies with the use of technology. He has dedicated his entire adult life to public service and improving the quality of life in the city of Houston.

Chief McClelland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Houston. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Executive Institute and has received numerous awards and commendations. Chief McClelland was born in Center, Texas. He has two daughters, Ashley and Brittany.

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