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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 911
  Non-Emergency Number (713) 884-3131
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Number 911
  Non-Emergency Number (713) 221-6000

Other Helpful Numbers:

Crisis Hotline Crisis Hotline  (832) 416-1177
Crisis Spanish Hotline Spanish Crisis Hotline (713)526-8088
Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800273-8255
Sexual Assault Hotline Rape Crisis Hotline (713)528-7273
Nurse Health Line Nurse Health Line 24 Hour (713)338-7979
Local Counseling Services Associated Catholic Charities (713)526-4611 x 3418
  Family Service of Greater Houston (713)861-4849
  Houston Area Women’s Center (713)528-6798
  Covenant House 21 and Under (713)523-2231
Victims Assistance City of Houston Victims Services Unit (713)308-0080
Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Council on Recovery (713)942-4100
  303 Jackson Hill St  
  Houston, Texas 77007  
  Right Step Houston Central (713)933-0690
  902 W. Alabama   
  Houston, TX 77006  
  Houston Recovery Center (713)236-7800
  150 North Chenevert St, Suite 100  
  Houston, Texas 77002  
Psychiatric / Psychological Ben Taub Hospital Psychiatric Unit (713)970-7070
Emergency 1504 Ben Taub Loop
  Houston, TX 77030
UT Harris County Psychiatric Center (713)741-5000
2800 South MacGregor Way
  Houston, TX 77021  
24 Hour Emergency Care Signature Care Emergency Center (281)479-3293
  1007 Westheimer Rd  
  Houston, TX 77006  
  Elite Care Emergency Center (713)527-4400
  2500 Rice Blvd  
  Houston, TX 77005  
Health Care for Uninsured San Jose Clinic (713)228-9411
  2615 Fannin St  
  Houston, TX 77002  
  Legacy Community Health (832)548-5100
  1415 California St  
  Houston, TX 77006