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.


Substation

Address

Officer/Phone #

Central – 1

61 Riesner
Houston, TX 77002

W. Pate (Neartown SF)
832-394-9904

Central – 2

61 Riesner
Houston, TX 77002

R. Ledesma 
832-394-9900

Clear Lake

2855 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058

R. Buitron
832-395-1777

Eastside

7525 Sherman
Houston, TX 77012

J. Cisneroz
832-394-9890

South Gessner

8605 Westplace Drive
Houston, TX 77071

K. Woods
832-394-2660

Kingwood

3915 Rustic Woods
Kingwood, TX 77339

 
 

Midwest

7277 Regency Square
Houston, TX 77036

Sgt. Nguyen
832-394-7543

North

9455 W. Montgomery
Houston, TX 77088

Sgt. F. Escobedo
281-405-5341

Northeast

8301 Ley Road
Houston, TX 77028

K. Miles
832-395-1500

Northwest

6000 Teaque
Houston, TX 77041

F. Segarra
832-394-0114

South Central

2202 St. Emanuel
Houston, TX 77003

R. Sambrano
713-315-6440

Southeast

8300 Mykawa
Houston, TX 77048

T. Harris
713-991-3504

Southwest

4503 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77096

R. White (Hiram Clark)
832-394-9840

Westside

3202 South Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77082

K. Buckler (Westwood SF)
832-394-7620

Updated April 2017





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