Port Security and Public Safety Contacts

Emergency Management

Emergency Dispatch 713-670-3611

Dispatch Non-Emergency 713-670-3620

Emergency Manager Colin Rizzo 713-670-3636

Emergency Operations Center Contact 713-670-3666

Port Command Center Line- 713-670-3600

Police Department

Chief of Police Mark Smith 713-670-3646

Deputy Chief Andrew Farmer 713-670-3670

Training Sergeant Frank Marker 713-670-3617

Fire Department

Fire Chief William Buck 713-670-3626

Hot work Permits 713-670-3627 or 832-784-3426


Security Director Jessica Thomas 713-670-3637

Credentialing Office 713-670-2529 or 713-670-2534


Safety Lead Matt Chapman 281-291-6159











  1. Notice: The Houston Ship Channel above the I-610 (Sidney Sherman) bridge is open to ship traffic, but daylight restricted and limited to 106’ beam and 33’ draft. The Turning Basin is limited to 25’ draft upstream of City Dock 13 and City Dock 2.