Campus Safety

University of Houston-Clear Lake is committed to ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and all visitors to our campus.

UHCL Police Department

The UHCL Police Department is a state-authorized, full service police agency that provides law enforcement and security services to the UHCL 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UHCL police officers are fully state certified and have the same authorities as any police officer in the State of Texas. We encourage all to become familiar with the UHCL Police Department’s support resources to help create and maintain a safe, secure environment for employees, students, area residents and visitors. The UHCL Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.

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Emergency Information

How to the monitor the status of the UHCL campus:

Parents, visitors and the general public may also receive UHCL emergency communications by using Twitter’s “Fast Follow” feature. Twitter “Fast Follow” allows an individual to receive UHCL alerts without having a Twitter account. Simply text “Follow @UHCLPD" to 40404. More information about Twitter Fast Follow:

  • Text "OFF" to 40404 to temporarily stop receiving text message alerts from Twitter.
  • Text "ON" to 40404 to begin receiving text message alerts again.
  • Text "unfollow UHCLPD" to 40404 to stop receiving UHCL alert text messages.
    Note: Message and data rates may apply. And, delivery from Twitter cannot be guaranteed since UHCL does not manage this notification outlet. 

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

You are encouraged to report any issues and concerns you have about activities at University of Houston-Clear Lake using our Fraud & Non-Compliance Hotline. You can use this hotline to report instances of suspected fraud, policy non-compliance, employee misconduct and sexual harassment or misconduct.

To submit a report, visit the Fraud & Non-Compliance Hotline website or call 1-800-461-9330 (in the United States) or +1-720-514-4400 (internationally).

Public Safety Notifications

In compliance with the Clery Act, University of Houston-Clear Lake is committed to assisting all members of the university community regarding campus security and personal safety. For your review, the daily and annual Crime and Fire Activity log is provided as required by law and is available on the UHCL Police Department's website.

Included in this information are crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UHCL; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. In addition, the UHCL Police Department's website contains campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention and outreach, community bulletins, University Police organizational structure, jurisdiction and other matters of related importance.

If you would like to request a paper copy of a Crime and Fire Activity report, please call University Police at 281-283-2222.

Additional Safety Resources