Thursday, July 17, 2014

4th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run

HPD is proud to team up with the Houston Airport System and once again host the 4th   Annual   911 Heroes Run, which will be held at Ellington Airport on Saturday, September 6, 2014, with opening ceremonies beginning at 7:30am.  Come join us for this incredible patriotic event that brings our local communities, Police, Fire Fighters, and our Armed Forces together to honor the victims of 9/11 and the wars since.    Honor the Fallen by Challenging the Living…

Monday, July 14, 2014

Recruiting the Week of July 14

For more information about joining HPD, go to or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HPD Recruiters are out in the community this week!

When you see them, ask how you can start your career with HPD! Go to or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473 for more information.

Chief Charles McClelland meets with HPD Student Interns

HPD Chief Charles McClelland, Jr. met with a group of HPD student interns recently for an open discussion on decision making, achieving goals, and following HPD’s core values of Honor, Integrity, and Respect.

The young men and women are a part of the HPD Volunteer Initiatives Program (VIP) Student Internship.

The student internship program provides qualified students with course credit and practical work experience that compliments their academic course work. It provides HPD an opportunity to involve students in various aspects of police work and provides students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice.

Students from participating institutions may perform a one or two-term internship. Criminal Justice students may perform their internships at various locations/divisions throughout the police department. Social Work students may perform their internships under the Family Violence Unit, Homicide Division, Victim Services Unit, Planning and Research Office, or the Special Victims Division.

To become an intern at HPD, a student must complete and successfully pass the VIP Application Process.

For more information on the Volunteer Initiatives Program and Student Internships, visit the HPD Website or call 713-308-3200 and ask to speak with Senior Police Officer A. Valle or Mrs. Maria Ponce. 

**Thank you to Isiah Carey and Fox 26 Houston for the video clip.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cheers to the Houston Police Department

Gavin Glynn is a brave 4-year-old boy from Ireland who recently received a special visit from Houston Police Officers. A fundraiser was held in Ireland so Gavin, who has a rare form of cancer, and his family could come to Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center and receive treatment. The Garda (Irish Federal Police Force) reached out to HPD since Gavin is fascinated with anything police related.

Gavin was treated to a visit from Mounted Patrol horses Smash and Cushing and several HPD officers. Gavin was also made an honorary police officer. HPD plans to visit with Gavin and his family periodically while he is here in Houston for his treatment.

For more pictures on HPD's visit with Gavin, go to HPD's Flickr account at this link.

Thank you to Gavin's father, John Glynn, for the great video seen here below.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Officer Clemons at University of Houston Downtown

For more information about joining HPD, go to or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Recruiting out at Baybrook Mall

Officer J. Jones of the Recruiting Division is out at Baybrook Mall today, June 30th, until 2pm. Stop by and see if a career with HPD is for you!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Recruiting the Week of June 30

Due to the July 4th holiday this week, recruiters will be out only Monday and Tuesday. But the office is open Monday - Friday (except for the City Holiday on Friday, July 4th) and you can speak to a recruiter at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

We will have a table set up at the Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas July 4th Celebration. Come by and say "HI!"

Friday, June 27, 2014


Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recognized and promoted five HPD officers in a ceremony at HPD Headquarters on June 25th.

“One of the great things about the Houston Police Department is its capacity to promote qualified individuals," Chief McClelland told the promotees.  "And anyone that has been promoted can tell you it doesn’t get any easier.  For those of you being promoted for the first time, I want you to understand what you just signed up for.  It’s not an easier job or assignment, it is a position of more responsibility, more accountability," the Chief said.

Sergeant R. Terry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officers J. Ramos, G. Dickerson, G. Jimerson, III, and J. Landrum were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Chief McClelland also offered the promotees sound advice.  “Get to know your squads, your shifts, your group, and the people you are responsible to and the people you report to. You should know your personnel. You should know their weaknesses, you should get to know their strengths and supervise accordingly. Remember, treat all of those you report to and those who report to you with dignity and respect. Because there is one thing that we all believe in: It is a challenge coin we have in our pocket with the core values of this organization – honesty, integrity and respect,” urged Chief McClelland.


**Thank you to Fox 26 for this story.