Houston at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Houston Police Department
- 5,212 Officers
- 1,011 Civilian staff
Officers per 1000 residents
- 2.65 Houston
- 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.3 National average
These figures reflect the Houston Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|HOUSTON, CITY OF BODY WORN CAMERA (BWC) ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation||Prime|
|HOUSTON, CITY OF FY21 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP)||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|HOUSTON, CITY OF HOUSTON, TX LEMHWA PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|HOUSTON, CITY OF HOUSTON, TX YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|6||6 @ $12,740.28||$76,441.68||A||1|
|1||1 @ $10,670.00||$10,670.00||A||1|
|1||1 @ $380.00||$380.00||A||0|
|4||4 @ $1,324.00||$5,296.00||A||1|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $3,200,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
|2010 - 2014||
Between 2010 and 2014, Houston spent $3.2 million on police misconduct cases.
In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the City of Houston spent $3.2 million on police misconduct cases.