Crime Prevention

officer hall outreach officerAt the University of Houston-Clear Lake Police Department, crime prevention is important to everyone. All police officers can discuss proven crime prevention techniques, and they connect with community members daily to help them to resolve their concerns.

Crime Prevention Programs

Within the UHCL PD, our Office of Professional Standards coordinates community training programs and conducts risk assessment reviews on all UHCL facilities. One of our stated goals is to “engage the university community to participate in their own protection and safety through community outreach programs.” 

The UHCL PD offers several programs designed to meet this goal. Programs are scheduled throughout the year, announced regularly through e-mail and free of charge. They can also be specially requested by departments, classes and student organizations.  

  • Bicycle Registration
  • Hurricane Safety
  • Incident Command Systems
  • Office Risk Assessment
  • Operation ID
  • Parking Lot Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Theft Prevention
  • Women’s Safety Issues

To request a particular program, email If you would like a topic presented that is not specifically listed above, we can specially design a presentation tailored to your concerns or interests.

VIN Etching Events

Help protect your vehicle from theft by receiving a free vehicle identification number (VIN) etching! Permanently etching the VIN on all windows of a vehicle deters theft because it is more time consuming and difficult to sell or dispose of property that is identifiable.

For more information contact Officer Hall

  • Free VIN Etching Events
  • Date
    Time & Location
  • None Scheduled at this time

Understanding Your Role in Crime Prevention

A secure environment is made possible through community involvement in crime prevention. The purpose of community crime prevention is simple: when you recognize your own vulnerability to crime, you reduce your risk through preventive action and cooperation with the police.

A high percentage of campus crimes are  incidents of opportunity. Each of us can contribute to the crime rate by needlessly placing ourselves or our property at risk. The lifeblood of criminal activity contains three elements, commonly called the "Crime Triangle:"

  1. Desire of a criminal to commit a crime
  2. Target of the criminal's desire
  3. Opportunity for the crime to be committed.

For example, theft is the most common crime on the UHCL campus. Most thefts occur during the daylight hours, and thieves enter the structure without forced entry. This means it is important to watch out for one another. In your office and safe department spaces, exchange information about your schedule with colleagues, and watch your neighbors’ rooms and work areas.

The UHCL Police Department encourages everyone to take an interest in their own safety. Please review the following PowerPoint presentation on personal safety awareness to help you get started.

Personal Safety 101

We are limited in our ability to impact the first two sides of the "Crime Triangle." But we can do our part to reduce the criminal’s opportunity to commit a crime. Like a fire feeding on oxygen, crime feeds on opportunity, so we encourage you to engage in these personal crime prevention efforts as the best defense against criminal acts.

  • Be cautious, careful and alert
  • Protect your possessions and university property
  • Keep property locked, if possible
  • Lock your office door when leaving and do not leave valuables unattended
  • Walk to your vehicle with another person or in a group
  • Use common sense and always stay alert
  • Trust your self-preservation instincts
  • Report suspicious persons or activity to the police as soon as it is safe for you to do so

Awareness is the key to your safety.

  • Hurricane Safety Tips
  • Have an Emergency Plan

    Create an emergency plan and review it with everyone in your home.

    Make sure everyone knows the safest location in the house.

  • Stock Up On Supplies

    Be sure to have the proper necessities, such as water, blankets, first aid kits, flashlights, batteries, radios, and any pet care items.

  • Out of Town Contact

    Get in contact with an out of state friend or family member.

    Let them know your location.

  • Protect Important Documents

    Place important documents such as ID cards and other vital information in a secured, waterproof container.

  • Have an Evacuation Route
    Know your evacuation route before the hurricane hits and keep a full tank of gas.
  • Follow Emergency Instructions
    Follow all instructions from authorities regarding evacuation or other safety protocols. Check radio, television or other media outlets for emergency information.

Active Shooter / Critical Incident Response


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    Phone: 281-283-2222

    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058

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