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UT Police at Houston Closes Offices, Continues Essential Services

April 07, 2020

UT Police at Houston has closed its physical office locations to visitors and drop-ins, in accordance with the order of County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s “STAY HOME, WORK SAFE” initiative that went into effect on 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020.

Throughout, UT Police has continued and will continue to provide security and safety services to MD Anderson and UTHealth, including ensuring compliance and order at health check entry points, COVID-19 screening locations, continuing normal patrols at all buildings and in the general area, and respond to alarms and calls for service. UT Police office locations include its headquarters at 7777 Knight Road and remote offices in Bastrop and Smithville. 

Per the Attorney General’s guidance, if a governmental body has closed its physical offices for purposes of a public health or epidemic response, then such day is not a business day, even if staff continues to work remotely or staff is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response.

When UT Police is able to reopen its offices to the public, normal response procedures for non-emergency services, such as police records requests, as required by the Texas Government Code Section 552.221 will recommence. UT Police’s normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The community can continue to contact the police department 24/7 at 713-792-2890. In an emergency, dial 911.

For more information, visit texasattorneygeneral.gov.

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