As stated at Houston Police Online, "The mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of
Houston by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the
peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment."
Policing a metro area of nearly 4 million is a big job, as you might have guessed. And the Houston Police Department does an
excellent job in performing its mission.
To report an emergency requiring the attention of the Houston police department, don't hesitate to dial 911.
While other police jurisdictions police surrounding suburban neighborhoods, the 911 emergency reporting system addresses all of the
greater Houston metro area.
Neighborhood Crime Stats
To review crime statistics in any Houston apartment neighborhood, see neighborhood crime stats and follow the instructions.
We found the Houston Police Online web site so interesting, we recommend that you have a look and familiarize yourself with the
volumes of information that are presented and made available to the public.
HFD Mission Statement
"The Houston Fire Department is a professional organization continually seeking opportunities to serve our community through fire
prevention, emergency operations, patient care and excellent customer service."
Today, more than 3,000 firefighters are employed by HFD, including 300 Paramedics, 1700 Emergency Medical Technicians and 362
Fire Department assets include:
87 fire stations
82 engine companies
34 aerial ladder truck companies
10 aircraft fire crash rescue units
3 haz-mat response units
1 foam pumper
2 rescue trucks
10 evacuation boats
5 rescue boats
Emergency Medical Services 911
Emergency Fire 911
Emergency Police & Law Enforcement 911
National Drug Abuse Hotline
CDC AIDS Information
National Runaway Hotline
Youth Crisis Hotline
Houston Women's Center
Houston Family Health Services
Harris County Youth Services
Texas Runaway Hotline
Department of Human Services
Texas Parents' Hotline
Animal Control - Harris County
Justice for Children
Depelchin Children's Center
Agricultural Extension Service