HBU Police Department
Committed to Safety
The Houston Baptist University Police Department is tasked with providing a safe and peaceful campus, free from fear or concern for one’s personal safety. Although this is a challenge in today’s society, our on-campus police are well equipped to meet this and other challenges. One of the major functions of the officers is to patrol the HBU campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week on foot, by bicycle and in marked Houston Baptist University Police vehicles.
In order to maintain peace and safety on campus, the HBU Police also rely on the awareness of every member of the HBU 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
- 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.
The Houston Baptist 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 HBU community, its guests and visitors, and to monitor the overall security needs of campus property.
The Houston Baptist 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.
HBUPD 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.