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Wear a Ribbon, Show Your Support of UHDPD

The oath to “serve and protect” is one that the men and women of the University of Houston-Downtown Police Department (UHDPD) take seriously. During National Police Week, May 13-17, students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to show their appreciation of UHD’s officers.

Members of UHD Police will be handing out blue ribbons that serve as a symbol of support of law enforcement to the campus community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 13 on the third floor mural area of the Academic Building. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear the ribbons as a salute to all police officers who ensure the safety and well-being of others.

“Our UHD community means so much to our police department,” said UHDPD’s Lt. Frederick Varela. “Providing a safe and secure environment for everyone on our campus is our mission. We’re a Gator family and we take care of family.”

UHDPD provides comprehensive services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These include security escorts to accompany community members to and from their vehicles; motorist assistance; lost and found, and other services.

National Police Week is observed nationwide and internationally with numerous events, including a memorial service in Washington D.C. to honor those officers that have given their lives in the line of duty. The observance began after President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 with the designation of May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Today, the observance has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers every year.

For more information about to the UHD Police Department, visit their website.