Houston Police Department

Chief's Welcome Message


Chief of Police Charles A. Mcclelland, Jr.
Chief of Police Charles A. McClelland, Jr.

Welcome to the Houston Police web site, brought to you by the men and women of the Houston Police Department.

Houston today is an exciting international city with a growing, vibrant population. From a public safety perspective, this is a great time to live here. Crime continues to remain relatively low. Moreover, the cooperative working relationship between police and the people we serve is the strongest it has ever been.

It is clear that a solid community partnership is the most effective way of securing our communities, making them safer for all of us.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about HPD's divisions and services. You will find that our employees are a dedicated, well-trained and enthusiastic group of professionals who take pride in their work. They are ready to work with you to make your home, your workplace, and this community an even better place to live.


Media Briefing with Houston Chief of Police Charles A. McClelland, Jr.