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Friday, July 31, 2015

Officer J Jones Recruiting this Week

Officer Jones was at Eastern Florida State College earlier this week. 

She was also at a NCOA event in Jacksonville, FL. Here she is pictured with Mr. Clifford "Scoop" Davis, Exacutive Director of NCOA. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Recruiting in Virginia!!

HPD Recruiting Officer Mark Slade is in Virginia preparing for tomorrow's event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. Stop by if you are in the area. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

HPD and the Air Support Division Hosts Expo

HPD and the Air Support Division are proud to host the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo this weekend.

Chief Charles McClelland and Air Support Division Captain Bruce Williams welcomed the participants to the city. Chief McClelland kicked off the expo with a ribbon cutting and he talked about the crucial role air support provides in helping HPD keep the citizens of Houston safe.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Workforce Solutions Today!!

HPD recruiting officers B. Reese and J. Jones are at the Workforce Solutions today!!! Stop by and ask how you can start your career with HPD!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Planning is Underway for This Year's 9/11 Heroes Run

With Houston’s 9/11 Heroes Run only 60 days away, HPD, HFD, the Houston Airport System, DPS, Metro Police, and other local law enforcement agencies came together this morning to continue planning for the upcoming event.

The 9/11 Heroes Run raises awareness and honors the fallen of September 11th, as well as veterans, first responders, and military. The run will be held at Ellington Airport on Saturday, September 12th , 2015 at 7:30am. HPD is very excited to be a part of this event, and will provide updates here on our Facebook page.

To register for the run, visit THIS LINK

For more information on the 9/11 Heroes Run, visit THIS LINK.

All local proceeds will benefit the Texas Association of First Responders, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Charitable Foundation, and Assist the Officer.

HPD Recruiting in Las Vegas, NV

HPD Recruiting Officer M. Slade is in Las Vegas, NV for the NCOA Career Fair.

He says to stop by and ask him how you can start your career with HPD. He will be at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, today from 10 am - 2 pm.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Officers in Action

Recently, Sgt. M. Novak and Officer M. Grossbard, of the Midwest Patrol Divisional Gang Unit were flagged down by citizens in the 7600 block of Clarewood regarding a kidnapping. A woman was crying and stated a stranger had taken her baby. Witnesses stated the suspect ran to an apartment complex at 7600 Moonmist. After collecting a suspect description, the officers drove until they spotted a man matching the description carrying a baby.

Officers stopped to question the suspect, and he ran officers. The officers chased the suspect through the apartment complex where the man abandoned the baby. While the officers stopped to recover the child and ensure his safety, assisting units arrived and established a perimeter around the apartment complex.

With the help of witnesses, it was revealed that the suspect lived in the apartment complex with his cousin. The cousin allowed the officers to enter the apartment and, with the help of Officer M. Barnette, his K-9 partner “Dexter,” and other officers, the suspect was placed into custody. The child was uninjured and returned to his family.

Sgt. Novak, Officer Grossbard, and Officer D. Vinton coordinated the transport of witnesses to the Midwest Station for interviews. Officer D. Culver went to the laundry mat where the kidnapping occurred and obtained surveillance video of the incident. After relaying the facts of the case to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the charge of Aggravated Kidnapping was accepted. 

HPD would like to commend these officers, and the citizens who aided them, for a job well done!