Downtown Division is responsible for providing police services within the 1A10 police beat, which contains the Central Business District. The beat is subdivided into 11 sectors. Other than patrol duties, Downtown Division is tasked with traffic control for high attendance events, special event assignments and small scale protests that occurred within its jurisdiction.
Some of the significant landmarks in this patrol area include City Hall, HPD headquarters, George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Stadium, Toyota Center, Discovery Green Park, Market Square Park, the Theater District, and the Downtown Houston tunnel system. Twenty Fortune 500 companies occupy offices downtown.
Although the area has a high concentration of businesses, the residential population has grown with new development of residential spaces. The current residential population in the downtown area is approximately 75,000.