Racial Profiling

The Sam Houston State University Police Department fully complies with the Texas Racial Profiling Law (SB 1074 of 2001, HB 3389 of 2009, HB 3051 of 2017, & SB 1849 of 2017). One of the requirements of the Law is:

“Each law enforcement agency in this state shall adopt a detailed written policy on racial profiling. This policy must implement a process by which an individual may file a compliment or a complaint with the agency if the individual believes that a peace officer employed by the agency has engaged in racial profiling with respect to the individual” (CCP Art. 2.132 (b)(3).

It is the policy of the Sam Houston State University Police Department to accept all compliments and fully investigate all complaints against the department, or its members, and to obtain a final disposition to those complaints so as to maintain the integrity of the department and secure the support it needs from the community.

Any person wishing to make a complaint may do so by coming to the Sam Houston State University Police Department located at 2424 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, Texas 77340 or by completing the Compliment/Complaint Form.

Additional Contact Information

Department Telephone: (936) 294-1800
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 2329; Huntsville, Texas 77341-2329
EMAIL Address:  upd_wrh@shsu.edu

Our goal at the Sam Houston State University Police Department is to deliver the services the community needs and expects in a professional manner. If this expectation is not met, we will take the appropriate action to ensure that the behavior is not repeated. We do not want to fail in our continuing efforts to provide the best possible police service to each of the citizens at Sam Houston State University, the City of Huntsville and Walker County.