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University police have new chief


UH Chief of Police Ceasar Moore s is excited by the opportunity to serve the University.  |  Courtesy of Ceasar Moore

UH Chief of Police Ceasar Moore s is excited by the opportunity to serve the University. | Courtesy of Ceasar Moore

UH has hired a new chief of police, who started Feb. 20.

“I am looking forward to working for this wonderful University with a very supportive staff,” said Chief Ceaser Moore, a UH-Downtown graduate.

“I hope to make the Cougar community a safer place to work, live, study and visit.”

Moore is a native Houstonian and started as a Houston police officer patrolling the streets surrounding UH in 1984.

He was later married at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church across the street from the University.

“My dad is a UH grad, my oldest daughter is a UH grad and I am a UH-D grad,” Moore said. “As you can see, I am tied to this area.”

The new chief of police brought 27 years of Houston Police Department experience to the University police.

“I have a vast array of police experience — over 27 years,” he said.

“I have several years of security experience as well. I bring passion, caring and respect to the position. I am excited and humbled by the opportunity. I will give the UH community my best.”

Moore said he couldn’t have been happier to start the new position.

“I thought the job at UH was perfect for me, that is why I applied,” he said.

“This is the only policing job that I have ever applied for other than my Houston PD job. I have always had an affinity for academia and policing. As the police chief at UH, I am close to two things that I love.”

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