City of Houston
Houston Police Department
Houston Police Department

The 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.

National Night OutNational Night Out

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6pm - 9pm

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The Houston Police Department is accepting applications for police officers in our 2014 academy classes.

News ReleasesNews Releases

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

Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

View the crime statistics in your area.

Commend a HPD Officer or Civilian EmployeeCommend a HPD Officer or Civilian Employee

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

HPD Jail InquiryHPD Jail Inquiry

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

Find my towed carFind My Towed car

Locate your towed vehicle by providing the vehicle's Vin Number or License Plate.

Stop Houston GangsStop Houston Gangs

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

Cash For CrooksCash For Crooks

View our Wanted Fugitive Galleries and Help us apprehend and identify suspects.

About the ChiefChief of Police Charles A. McClelland, Jr.

Charles 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.

Contact the Department

For Emergency / Life Threatening Calls
HPD Dispatch Center

Non-emergency Calls

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

Houston Police Department
1200 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

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iWatch HoustoniWatch Houston

Report possible criminal activity that may be associated with a possible terrorist act.

HPD PodcastHPD Reports Podcast

Now you can keep up with the Houston Police Department on your mobile device! "HPD Reports" provides citizens with monthly updates on the Department's events and activities.

Keep Houston SAFEKeep Houston SAFE

Keep Houston SAFE is a citywide public safety campaign involving a collaborative partnership between citizens, businesses, and the Houston Police Department.

Houston Police Department - Deaf Services Deaf Services

The Houston Police Department has enhanced its ability to communicate with the Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired community by installing the latest technology in video remote interpreting (VRI) devices and interpreting services from Deaf Link at police department facilities across the city. More Info