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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Turbo the Tortoise

Turbo, an African spurred tortoise, recently escaped from his home in south central Houston. His frantic owner thought he had been stolen and filed a police report with HPD. The next day, a neighbor saw Turbo and called police to report a very large tortoise walking in the area. Officers tracked down the tortoise and realized it was Turbo.  Pictured here are South Central Patrol Officers Traconis (next to Turbo), Tse and Kang (in the background). They were able to reunite Turbo with his ecstatic owner. 

This goes on record for the slowest police chase we’ve ever encountered!

Recruiting in Austin

HPD Recruiting Officer Gilmore is in Austin at Hiring our Heroes at the Omni Hotel. If you are in the area and want to start a career with us, stop by!

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

Because at HPD, everyone pitches in...

" Just helping out with the chores today. ". Smash
Posted by Smash, The Houston Mounted Patrol Horse on Saturday, January 16, 2016