Message from the Chief

Message from the Chief Michael Benford

HCC Police Chief Michael BenfordWe at the Houston Community College Police Department are committed to the safety and security of all of our students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for all HCC students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are committed to preserving the peace, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing the law and protecting the rights of all citizens. It is our goal to work very closely with all members of the Houston Community College family to ensure we are successful.

All officers are licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and have full authority to enforce federal, state, and local laws. In addition, officers are committed to a community oriented policing model that allows for the serving of university needs both on and around the campus.

The HCC Police Department provides comprehensive police services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are located at 3821 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004. If you need assistance or more information, please contact us at 713-718-8888 (Emergency) 713-718-8770 (Non-Emergency). We welcome your feedback, comments, or concerns which can be submitted to

- Michael Benford, Chief of Police


HCC Police Department

General Questions: 713.718.8770

3821 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004