Why I Became a Houston Police Officer

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

HPD Participates in World Down Syndrome Day

This past weekend, Officers M. Siddiqi and T. Wang of Public Affairs Community Outreach participated in World Down Syndrome Day Celebration. The event in Houston was themed “Super Heroes.”

The officers brought police stickers, and answered questions about police officers. The officers received many hugs and high-fives from them. The most humbling moment was when the officers were on stage and were saluted by the crowd.

HPD was honored to be a part of this celebration!

For more pictures, please go to the HPD Flickr page at thislink. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Police Week 2015 Tours

Police Week 2015 this year will be from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. The goal of Police Week is to increase the public’s awareness of the role of police officers and to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.

Tours of the HPD Academy can be scheduled during Police Week. Tours will be held May 11 – May 15 from 9:45 am – 1 pm. The Friday, May 15 tours are already booked up, so if you want to bring a group out for a tour please call ASAP. Tours are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

To schedule a tour of the HPD Academy, you must email HPD.Museum@houstonpolice.org.  

Recruiting for the Week of March 30, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recruiters are out this week!

Officer Jones was at Houston Community College - Alief Campus today.

Sgt. Kiesewetter was in Ft. Sill, OK today.

But you don't have to go out to an event to start your career with us! Go to www.hpcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 (800)252-0473 for more information.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recruiting in Beeville, Texas

Officer Gilmore spent the day at the Coastal Bend College Community Career and Job Fair in Beeville, Texas today.

Follow the blog to see where Recruiting Officers will be each week.

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Officers in Action

Officer A. Maldonado, assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division, received a call of a burglary of a house recently. After arriving at the residence and speaking to the homeowner, he learned that among the articles stolen were a laptop and $2,400 in $100 bills.

Upon further investigation, a neighbor came forward and advised that he had taken a picture of the vehicle the burglary suspects had been in. The picture showed a unique red pickup truck with large wheels. Officer Maldonado distributed this picture to other officers in the area and asked them to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle.

Officers D. Silva and J. Wallace spotted a pickup matching the description of this suspect vehicle while on routine patrol and conducted a traffic stop at 5000 Telephone Road. They advised Officer Maldonado who made the scene of the traffic stop and observed, in plain view, a laptop matching the description of the one taken in the burglary earlier.

Officer Maldonado brought the victim of the burglary to the scene where he was able to logon to the laptop with his password proving it was his. Officers also found $2,400 in $100 bills in the truck. The two occupants admitted to their role in the burglary.

After reviewing the facts of the case with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, both suspects were charged with burglary of a habitation and taken to jail.

All officers involved demonstrated outstanding performance in quickly locating these suspects leading to their arrest and charge. Great job!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

HPD Mounted Patrol Horse "Preacher" wants you to have a great St. Patricks Day and to remember to enjoy responsibly.