Event Security

The University Police Department provides event security for special events held on and around campus. A request for service should be submitted no less than 15 days prior to your event date in order to allow for sufficient planning. If your request is made with less than a 15 day notice,there will be no guarantee that an officer(s) will be available for your event.


The rate for each officer is determined by the type of event and will not exceed $60.00 per hour. A minimum charge of two (2) hours per requested officer(s) will be assessed for each event. All events lasting over two (2) hours will be billed for the actual hours worked by the officer(s).


A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of the request for police services. If cancellation is not received or is received less than 24 hours before the scheduled time of the event, then your department or group will be billed for minimum charge per requested officer(s).



You may request a specific number of officers needed for your event, but the Sam Houston State University Police Department will be responsible for assessing the proper number of officers needed based on factors such as crowd size, type of event, location, etc.

If you have any questions please contact, Deputy Chief Trey Holloway at upd_wrh@shsu.edu.