Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Congratulations on Your Certification!

Congratulations to Tamika Prince, civilian Criminal Intelligence Analyst with HPD's Burglary and Theft Division. 

From Tamika:

"My career with HPD began in October 2008, after serving for 4 years as an officer in the US Navy.  I was hired as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst based on my military intelligence experience.  Once hired, I was assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center Division in the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). While there, I  assisted patrol officers and investigators from all over the department with emergent information requests.  In October 2015, I transferred to the Burglary and Theft Division as the Divisional Crime Analyst, where I am currently assigned.  In this assignment, I am responsible for divisional statistical reporting, assisting officers and investigators with their cases, and research. The versatility of this position has given me the opportunity to expand my skill set and achieve the title of Certified Law Enforcement Analyst with the International Association of Crime Analysts."

Happy Retirement!

Senior Police Officer Francis De Vita, who was assigned to the Eastside Division, retired from the Houston Police Department on Saturday, September 24, 2016 with over 32 years of dedicated service. 

Senior Police Officer Edward Hernandez, also assigned to the Eastside Division, will retire from the Houston Police Department on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with over 30 years of dedicated service.
Officer Francis Devita with Council Member Robert Gallegos, Assistant Chief Mary Lentschke and Captain Bobby Dobbins

HPOU Vice President Doug Griffin presenting Officers Francis Devita and Ed Hernandez with their Union Watches.
Officer Ed Hernandez with Council Member Robert Gallegos, Assistant Chief Mary Lentschke and Captain Bobby Dobbins.

Recruiting for the Week of October 17th, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Captain of HPD Vide Division Honored by Houston City Council

Captain Dan Harris of Houston Police Department’s Vice Division and Chief Vera Bumpers of the Metro Police Department received a Mayor’s Proclamations to honor their contribution toward providing public service during the September 27, 2016, City Council Meeting.  They are flanked by Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Temp Ellen Cohen and Councilwoman Brenda Stardig, the Chairwoman of Houston City Council’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. 

 Captain Dan Harris has served with the Houston Police Department for 22 years and supervises the Vice Division, charged with conducting human trafficking investigations.  Chief Bumpers has served with Metro Police Department for 32 years, rising through the ranks to become that Department’s first Black female Chief of Police. Both stated that they could not have achieved any success except for the efforts of the fine men and women serving in each organization.