It is the desire of HBU to provide a safe and peaceful campus, free from fear or concern for one’s personal safety. Although this is a challenge in today’s society, the campus police are well-equipped to meet this and other challenges.
The Police Department in and of itself cannot guarantee every person’s safety. It requires the combined efforts of a professional police team along with the awareness and concern of all members in the University community. One of the major functions of the officers is to patrol HBU 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Another tool which is absolutely essential in order to maintain peace and safety on campus is the personal awareness of every member of the University community. It is essential that you remain aware of your surroundings and report any unusual or suspicious activity. Officers would much rather respond to a call that proved to be a non-incident, than to write an incident report after a situation occurs in which they had no opportunity to intervene.
Functions of the University Police include, but are not limited to:
- Responding to call boxes
- Investigating all crimes reported on campus
- Enforcement of local and state laws
- Crime prevention
- Parking permits and enforcement
- After-hours gate access
The officers of the HBU Police Department are highly committed to the University and to maintaining the safety of every person. They take a personal interest in each and every person. Please help them help you.
Find more information at University Police
Campus Call Boxes
HBU’s security system includes numerous emergency call boxes, with blue lights affixed on top, located in different areas on campus. As soon as the button on the call box is pushed, University Police are alerted and will respond through the speaker on the call box.
To REPORT ALL EMERGENCIES (including medical) CALL EXT. 3911 on a campus telephone, or DIAL (281) 649-3911.
- Police Non-Emergency Line (281) 649-3314 (ext.3314 on campus)
- Houston Baptist University Switchboard (281) 649-3000
- Emergency Call Boxes are equipped with video surveillance which are located in various areas throughout the campus.
Should you have any type of medical emergency on campus, call (281-649-3911) ext. 3911 immediately. HBU’s trained officers provide the quickest and most appropriate attention until the paramedics arrive. Contacting the Houston Fire Department or the University Clinic directly will only delay medical attention. Please call 3911 for any emergency.