Why I Became a Houston Police Officer

Friday, August 28, 2015

Recruiting at Ft. Drum

Our recruiters travel all over the country to find the best candidates to join HPD. Here, Recruiting Officer M. Slade takes his run through NYC and stops by some iconic places while always representing HPD! He did this before the hiring event at Ft. Drum that happened yesterday. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Recruiting at Ft. Bliss today!

Sgt. Kiesewetter will be at Ft. Bliss today until 2 PM! Stop by and see how you can start your career with HPD!

Call HPD Recruiting at 713-308-1300 or go to www.hpdcareer.com 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

An Inside Look: Chief McClelland Speaks to Cadet Class #224

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recently welcomed dozens of
new police recruits to their first day of training in HPD's 224th Police
Academy Class.  

On July 7, Class #224 gathered in room #436 at the L. D. Morrison Police
Training Academy at 17000 Aldine Westfield for the beginning of the 26-week
rigorous training to join the ranks of HPD.  Following this intensive
training, the cadets will graduate and be sworn in as HPD officers and join the
rank and file to serve and protect the citizens of Houston.  

Chief McClelland spoke to the cadets on numerous topics including
expectations, Houston's cultural diversity and HPD's core values.  

HPD is hiring! Anyone interested in becoming an HPD officer is urged to
visit http://www.hpdcareer.com.

Wall Dedicated to Mr. Thomas

After the funeral services for Retired Senior Police Officer Edward Thomas this past Tuesday, Captain Greg Fremin, Commander of the Northeast Patrol Station where Mr. Thomas worked for the majority of his career, gave a tour of the station to Mr. Thomas’ relatives.

Captain Fremin pointed out that Mr. Thomas has a permanent wall dedication to him inside the station. The family of Mr. Thomas was overwhelmed at the love and support shown to him throughout his career with HPD.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

HPD's Public Service Award

HPD awards the “Public Service Award” to citizens who voluntarily act in circumstances requiring unusual courage or heroism while assisting a police officer or other citizens.

Six-year-old Fabian Jasso was walking with his mother and grandmother when they were confronted by suspects trying to rob them. He witnessed his grandmother get shot by the suspects. Investigators showed Fabian a photospread, and he immediately positively identified the shooter. Fabian was interviewed at the Children’s Assessment Center, and again he immediately and positively identified the target suspect and even identified tattoos the suspect had on his neck and arms. With the identification of the suspect, Robbery Investigators were able to charge the suspect with aggravated robbery. Homicide Investigators subsequently linked this suspect and another to other crimes including one where a citizen was killed, thus leading to charges of Capital Murder against the suspects.

Fabian is a very courageous boy considering he was able to observe details in the robbery even after his grandmother had been shot in front of him. The department is proud to recently present the Public Service Award to Fabian Jasso.