In Case of Emergency
Call Houston Community College Police at 713-718-8888 or dial 911.
To update your emergency contact information, log into PeopleSoft on the Current Students page.
The HCCS Police Department supports the College's core mission of teaching and learning, and developing partnerships with our culturally diverse community, with our goal being to provide a safe and cordial environment conducive to teaching and learning.
We are committed to:
- The prevention of crime and protection of life and property,
- To serve all people with respect, fairness and compassion,
- Enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws,
- Enforce college rules and regulations,
- Deliver a variety of services in a professional and competent manner
Sex Offender Information
Sex Offender Registry
Board Policies: FL(LOCAL); FL(LEGAL); FL (REGULATION)
The federal “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act,” enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect on October 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the College community where, law enforcement agency, information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed carry on a vocation, volunteer services, or is a student.
Ten (10) days before enrolling in class, but never later than the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to attend school, a person required to register as a sex offender, under Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 62.152, or any other provision of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 62, who is a student at a public institution of higher education, including a college district, shall report that fact to the authority for campus security for the institution, the Houston Community College Police Department (HCCPD).
Following registration with HCCPD, information regarding the registrant shall be forwarded to the Registered Sex Offender Review Committee for processing. Prior to the final decision of the Committee, the registrant’s enrollment and course selection are subject to review and are not final. Registrants will be identified by risk level and processed accordingly. Registrants are encouraged to report as soon as possible in order to avoid delays in enrollment.
Information regarding sexual offenders is available through the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Registry and at www.hccs.edu/departments/police/crime-statisticsinformation/sexoffender-information.
The procedures of the Registered Sex Offender Review Committee are described in FL (Regulation) available at www.hccs.edu/about-hcc/policies/hcc-board-policy-manual-section-f.
Sex Offender Registration
Beginning Monday, 11/28/2016, all criminal sex offenders wishing to attend HCC must register with the HCC Police Department at the following location only:
Criminal Investigation Division of the HCC Police Department
3821 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except during HCC closures or holidays.
Frequently Asked Questions
The administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is responsible for providing the department with leadership that results in a quality service program and a safer campus, as well as well-maintained departmental records.
The department's criminal investigation unit is responsible for case management of reports taken by patrol officers. This unit conducts case follow-ups, closure and preparation of reports and case information that are passed on to prosecuting attorneys.
The patrol division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patrol officers are the most visible units within the department and have the most direct contact with the community. All patrol officers are state-certified peace officers. Besides police investigations, patrol officers are also responsible for accident investigations and special events.
The department supplements its patrol division with bike patrol. Bike patrol officers have the benefit of increased access to the interior of the campus, where it is difficult to maneuver a patrol car. Bike patrol allows for increased visibility, which helps to deter crime, and in many instances, leads to a quicker response to emergency calls.
The training department of the HCC Police Department is led by a member of the command staff responsible for training. New officers arriving in the department either from an academy or another police department are assigned to the field training officer (FTO) program. While in the FTO program, officers receive additional training beyond that received in the academy. This is done before new officers are released to work as fully trained Police Officers at the colleges. Additionally, officers are required to participate in training programs offered within the department and are provided opportunities at attend training schools and seminars throughout the year. This effort is to ensure that the HCC Police are using the most current programs and tactics to protect our students and community in general.
The Houston Community College Police Department's communication division is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility. It includes satellite weather station information, a national law enforcement telecommunications terminal, a Texas Law enforcement telecommunications terminal and security that monitors fire and intrusion alarms.
All of our communications officers are state certified and have attended advanced training related to the ever-changing field of telecommunications.