The mission of the University of Houston-Downtown Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment for all UHD students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are committed to preserving the peace, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing the law and protecting the rights of all citizens.
The University of Houston-Downtown Police Department fulfills its mission by following these six core values:
Integrity: Built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct, the UHD Police Department is committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics. All members of the Department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Honesty: We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.
Fairness: We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the Department.
Courage: We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.
Compassion: We understand our role as community caretakers and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.
Accountability: We remain accountable to the Department, the University, fellow employees and to the citizens for the appropriate and compassionate performance of our job.