POLICE Department

Deaf Services

Deaf Services

The Houston Police Department has enhanced its ability to communicate with the Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired community by installing the latest technology in video remote interpreting (VRI) devices and interpreting services from Deaf Link at police department facilities across the city.

When a deaf person visits a police station or division equipped with a VRI device and needs American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate, a police officer can use the video conferencing unit to dial up an interpreter on the screen within minutes.  As the officer speaks, the deaf person watches the interpreter signing what is being said in real time on the monitor.  In return, the deaf person responds to the officer by signing to the camera on the conferencing unit and the interpreter speaks what they sign.  With this technology, the deaf person can request police assistance or file a report.  This service can be utilized seven days a week, twenty four hours a day.

The Houston Police Department’s VRI devices and interpreting services from Deaf Link are located at the following addresses: 

  • Airport-Hobby-7800 Airport Blvd. Houston, Tx 77061
  • Airport-Bush-3100 Terminal Road North, Houston, Tx 77032
  • Central-61 Riesner, Houston, Tx 77002
  • Clear Lake- 2855 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, Tx 77058
  • Eastside- 7525 Sherman, Houston, Tx 77058
  • Kingwood- 3915 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, Tx 77339
  • Midwest-7277 Regency Square, Houston, Tx 77036 
  • North-9455 W. Montgomery, Houston, Tx 77088
  • Northeast-8301 Ley Rd., Houston, Tx 77028
  • Northwest- 6000 Teague, Houston, Tx 77041
  • South Central- 2202 St. Emmanuel, Houston, Tx 77003
  • South Gessner Division- 8605 Westplace Dr. Houston, Tx 77071
  • Southeast- 8300 Mykawa, Houston, Tx 77048
  • Southwest-4503 Beechnut, Houston, Tx 77096
  • Westside-3202 S. Dairy Ashford, Houston, Tx 77082
  • Special Operations- 1900 Rusk, Houston, Tx 77003
  • 1200 Travis (HPD Headquarters) 1200 Travis Houston Tx 77002
  • HPD Central Jail- 61 Riesner, Houston, Tx  77002
  • HPD Southeast Jail- 8300 Mykawa Houston, Tx 77048