POLICE Department

Volunteer Initiatives Program

Citizen Patrol

The Houston Police Department is committed in using volunteers to enhance the delivery of police service to the citizens of Houston through the department’s Police Volunteer Initiatives Program (VIP). An important component of the Police VIP is the Citizen Patrol program.

The Houston Police Department is concerned about crime in the neighborhoods and communities throughout the city. In response, the Citizen Patrol program was established in an effort to bring the citizens and the police department together for a common goal, and that is to improve the quality of life by eliminating crime. The Citizen Patrol program is designed to provide a means for citizens to organize into patroller groups for the purpose of reducing crime in their community. Citizen Patrollers are the additional eyes and ears the police can count on to make Houston a safe place to live and work.


Citizen Patrol brochure

The goals of the Citizen Patrol program are:

  • To provide an effective method of discouraging neighborhood crimes and “decline.”
  • To promote a friendly and safer neighborhood environment while respecting the privacy and rights of all citizens.
  • To encourage awareness and provide improved communication among neighbors.
  • To upgrade the quality of life and property values in the area.

Citizen Patrol groups, must meet the below listed qualifications:

  • Designate a lead coordinator.
  • Recommendation that at least 8 citizens participate in the program. If less than 8 citizens, approval from the Citizen Patrol Division Liaison is required.
  • Commitment from the group to patrol a minimum of 30 hours per month.
  • Submit a monthly report detailing the group’s activity.
  • Submit a marked map outlining the area to be patrolled.
To become a Houston Police Department volunteer, please view the VIP web page to view the functions of a volunteer, disqualifiers, and information on how to submit an online application.

Become a Citizen Patrol volunteer by:

Once you complete the application, you should contact the Citizen Patrol Division Liaison in your area for further instruction.



Officer/Phone #

Central – 1

61 Riesner
Houston, TX 77002

W. Pate (Neartown SF)

Central – 2

61 Riesner
Houston, TX 77002

R. Ledesma 

Clear Lake

2855 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058

R. Buitron


7525 Sherman
Houston, TX 77012

J. Cisneroz

South Gessner

8605 Westplace Drive
Houston, TX 77071

K. Woods


3915 Rustic Woods
Kingwood, TX 77339



7277 Regency Square
Houston, TX 77036

Sgt. Nguyen


9455 W. Montgomery
Houston, TX 77088

Sgt. F. Escobedo


8301 Ley Road
Houston, TX 77028

K. Miles


6000 Teaque
Houston, TX 77041

F. Segarra

South Central

2202 St. Emanuel
Houston, TX 77003

R. Sambrano


8300 Mykawa
Houston, TX 77048

T. Harris


4503 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77096

R. White (Hiram Clark)


3202 South Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77082

K. Buckler (Westwood SF)

Updated April 2017

Houston Police Department
Public Affairs Division - 21st floor
1200 Travis
Houston, Texas 77002