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

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.22 Houston
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 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.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated September 7, 2022


We identified over $144.2M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Houston
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$3,877,697.00 1/1/2022
12/31/2023
HOUSTON, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$1,500,001.00 12/1/2021
11/30/2024
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
$6,250,000.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2026
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
$124,998.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2022
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

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022


$10.4M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Houston Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is AIRCRAFT, FIXED WING with 1 item valued at $5,390,000.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
6/28/2022 TOOL SET,SATS,MOD 1
4910-01-501-7342
1 1 @ $29,916.20 $29,916.20 A 1
6/28/2022 LADDER,THREE-WAY COMBINATION
5440-01-558-8535
1 1 @ $371.91 $371.91 A 1
6/28/2022 KIT,BATTERY ACCESSO
6130-01-611-4219
4 4 @ $489.19 $1,956.76 A 1
6/28/2022 SPOUT,CAN,FLEXIBLE
7240-00-177-6154
10 10 @ $13.60 $136.00 A 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $3,200,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
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.

Compensation
$3,200,000.00