Houston Police Department
Help Us, Help You Take Advantage of an Alert Slip

June 22, 2015 - The Houston Police Department reminds citizens of a service called an Alert Slips, which is a special request for police service. Citizens can fill out a form to request increased patrols around their home or business for a prowler, speeding vehicle, excessive burglaries and thefts, being on vacation, or for reasons causing them concern in the "other" box.

Citizens may request this service by contacting their area patrol station (or police storefront) and request an Alert Slip.

The Alert Slip may also be filed online at http://www.houstontx.gov/police/alert_slip/

An Alert Slip is used:

1)When going on a vacation and your residence will be empty
2)Business during certain times have problems with thefts
3)Unwanted persons loitering at a business or parking lots of apartments
4)Speeding traffic through neighborhoods when schools are dismissed

The Alert Slip is used only for police presence during certain periods of the day or for HPD officers to make visual inspections for criminal activity. It is used as a special request for police service for temporary solutions. The Alert Slip must be renewed or it will expire.

Procedures in regard to the Alert Slips may differ between patrol stations.

For more information, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/police/contact/

HPD's "Help Us, Help You" campaign is aimed at sharing information and educating citizens on crime prevention and everyday tips related to public safety in our city.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.