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Houston Police Department

Crime Prevention

The Houston Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment.

The Houston Police Department wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether leisure or work. And although the department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Crime prevention is truly a Police-Community partnership. By working together, we can reduce crime and enhance the quality of life.

Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.

In this continuing crime prevention initiative, the Houston Police Department has designated the Community Services Unit to serve as the department’s community liaison for your crime prevention needs. Please explore our webpage to learn more about Crime Prevention and how you can help in the fight against crime.

Crime Prevention and Personal Safety

The goal of crime prevention is to break the Crime Triangle:

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When you take away the Opportunity, there is no crime. And remember the key to your personal safety is AWARENESS. Don’t give criminals the opportunity by being aware of your surroundings. And as always, the Houston Police Department will do its best to take criminals off the street.

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