Intro - UPDThe UST Police Department is a 24/7/365 operation.

With a staff of fully-licensed and trained officers committed to integrity, determination and respect, the department provides a safe and secure campus environment through:

  • Professional law enforcement service
  • Emergency management
  • Crime prevention and awareness programs
Chief H.E. Jenkins, Chief of Police, University of St. Thomas

We are committed to the safety and security of all UST students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Chief H.E. Jenkins Chief of Police, University of St. Thomas

Aerial photo of student life mall at University of St. Thomas in Houston, TexasUST has set up a complete website with tips and resources related to:

  • Personal safety / crime prevention
  • Building safety
  • Prevention of infectious disease
  • Emergency communication

Visit Site Hurricane Preparedness

Guidelines to follow during an emergency situation are also included on The University of St. Thomas app, available to students, faculty and staff in the iPhone App store or Android app store.

The University of St. Thomas publishes specified information on campus crime statistics and security policies, available to current and prospective students and employees, in compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)).

A paper copy of this document is available upon request by contacting UST Campus Security at

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Under the Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.253(c), Texas colleges and universities are required to post on the institution’s internet website a report concerning the reports received by employees under the TEC, Section 51.252.

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The University of St. Thomas posts a daily log of crime and/or fire-related activities. This information is also provided for the previous 3 months.

  • May
  • April
  • March

The Campus Security Authority (CSA) Crime Report Form is designed for CSA’s to report crimes, so crimes can be accurately accounted for on the Annual Security Report, entry into the daily crime report, a possible timely warning can be issued to the UST community, and victims get the help that is needed. If the crime is still in progress, if there is a continued threat to the victim or others and/or an emergency, immediately contact UST Police Department 713-525-3888. This form should be filled out immediately following a report, so a possible timely warning can be issued.

download form Campus Security Authority (“CSA”) Crime Report Form