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Campus Security OfficeThe University of St. Thomas Police Department (USTPD) supports the mission of UST by providing a safe and secure campus environment through professional law enforcement service, emergency management, crime prevention and awareness programs.


The USTPD carries out its support of UST mission through three strategic ways:

  1. Integrity – Sound conduct by police improves community interactions, enhances communication, and promotes shared responsibility for addressing crime and disorder.

“Every action we take, every interaction with a citizen, every moment we’re visible is a commercial for our profession.”

Terry Hillard, former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department

  1. Determination- The ability to show willingness and to achieve success and overcome quandaries, such as fatigue and frustration. USTPD will be determined to have success by short-term goals or long term objectives even when setbacks are in our way.
  2. Respect-
    1. Showing kindness and courtesy to the community we serve
    2. Be polite even when others are not
    3. Don’t discriminate- Be respectful to everyone- not just people we know or those we perceive as having a higher status than us.

The University of St. Thomas Police Department is built on the IDR principles, so we can better serve the UST community.

Open Records Request:

University of St. Thomas Police Department
First Floor- Moran Center Parking Garage
(713) 525-3888 or on Campus Ext. 3888

Houston Police Department

Emergency Number



Non-Emergency Number

(713) 884-3131

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Emergency Number



Non-Emergency Number

(713) 221-6000

Other Helpful Numbers:  
Crisis Hotline Crisis Hotline  (832) 416-1177

Crisis Spanish Hotline

Spanish Crisis Hotline


Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Sexual Assault Hotline

Rape Crisis Hotline


Nurse Health Line

Nurse Health Line 24 Hour



Local Counseling Services

Associated Catholic Charities

(713)526-4611 x 3418


Family Service of Greater Houston



Houston Area Women’s Center



Covenant House 21 and Under



Victims Assistance

City of Houston Victims Services Unit



Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation

Council on Recovery



303 Jackson Hill St



Houston, Texas 77007



Right Step Houston Central



902 W. Alabama 



Houston, TX 77006



Houston Recovery Center



150 North Chenevert St, Suite 100



Houston, Texas 77002



Psychiatric / Psychological

Ben Taub Hospital Psychiatric Unit



1504 Ben Taub Loop


Houston, TX 77030

UT Harris County Psychiatric Center


2800 South MacGregor Way


Houston, TX 77021



24 Hour Emergency Care

Signature Care Emergency Center



1007 Westheimer Rd



Houston, TX 77006



Elite Care Emergency Center



2500 Rice Blvd



Houston, TX 77005



Health Care for Uninsured

San Jose Clinic



2615 Fannin St



Houston, TX 77002



Legacy Community Health



1415 California St



Houston, TX 77006