Monday, April 28, 2008

Join our Family

We have quite a few fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, even grandparents and grand kids on the department. It's a great place to work and it shows.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Houston Chronicle Spotlights the Mounted Patrol in Sundays Paper (click here)

The Houston Chronicle wrote an interesting piece and shot some video regarding the Mounted Patrol. Thank you for the story. Click the post title above, to go directly to the story.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Become part of something larger than yourself.

The first constable of the then recently incorporated City of Houston was elected in 1837, making him the city’s first law enforcement officer. The police force itself was not established until 1841 by Houston’s first marshal, Daniel Busley. There was little patrolling of the city during the next 20 years. It was up to the individual businessmen to hire guards to protect their establishments. In 1866, Marshal Isaac C. Lord began to establish HPD as a proper police force by setting hiring rules, regulations, and requirements in hiring practices for recruits. The new policies were reviewed by the city council and were added to the City Charter. Isaac C. Lord lobbied and succeeded in adopting the dress uniform which states, “The dress of the members of the police force shall be navy blue, indigo die and all wool.”

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Traffic Ticket?

It seems that traffic tickets have been around a long time. I came across another old photo and I had to smile, mostly because of the driver's smile. Oh, and the bow tie on the officer. Boy have things changed over the years.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Like Father, Like Daughter

One proud father, one excited daughter. Congratulations to both of you.

Senior Police Officer Eric Fagan

The Houston Police Department has many stories of heroism. Houston Police Officer Eric Fagan, a 23 year veteran, works right here in our Recruiting Unit. He is a friend, co-worker, and will always greet you with a hearty hello and a smile. Who knew that he received the Officer of the Year Award, not once, not twice, but three times! To receive it one time, is an extreme and rare honor with a department as large as ours, but to receive it THREE times... He was honored once for saving a six month old baby's life, once for gathering food and clothes for people who were victims of an apartment fire and a third time for arresting a capitol murder suspect. He has also received a commendation from the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement. Officer Fagan is a selfless individual who always puts others above himself, working hard to truly better his community and this unit. Once you apply to become a Houston Police Officer, you may very well get this officer as your investigator, say hello to him and give him a pat on the back, he deserves it. As a Houston Police Officer, you too, can become a real hero like Officer Fagan. I promise you that there is never a better feeling than when you make a difference in someones life like Officer Fagan continues to do. Now is the time to join the Houston Police Department. Just go to and start your application process. Heroes start here!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Academy Class 195

Academy Class 195 graduated last night. We will be putting 46 more men and women on the streets. Everyone looked sharp and ready to go. I will be posting some small video clips in the next few days, so check back often. I will try to post several times a week. Remember, we have room for you. We have Academy seats with your name on them. Apply today.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Last Night's News Story

Local Channel 39 interviewed one of our recruiters last week and aired it last night. We appreciate the nice story.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Baseball Season

The Astro's are back in swing and baseball season is here. I came across this old HPD baseball team photo and I thought I would share. I am not sure of the year, but by the look of the gloves, maybe 1940's or early 50's. It seems the Houston police department has always had sport teams, whether it be softball, football, basketball or even bowling. That's what HPD is about, camaraderie. You will never find a better brotherhood than being part of the Houston police department. Every year, the State of Texas, puts on the Police Olympics. You can compete in just about anything you want. Join today and become a part of a winning team and bring home the gold for Houston.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Douglas MacArthur once said...

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


This picture was emailed to me by one of our K-9 handlers. This is Alpos one of our K-9 heroes while attending a training event. Alpos decided to jump up on the hood of one of the old police cars for a pose. What a ham.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blinn College

Hello Everyone at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas!

I just wanted to thank everyone at Blinn College for your hospitality towards me yesterday. I enjoyed speaking with each and everyone of you. I enjoyed telling stories, showing the videos and answering questions about police work. Remember, when you get your sixty hours, give us a shout! If you have individual questions, you can always email me at officermccoy@gmail. Thanks again and I am looking forward to seeing all of you in blue one day!

If you are a college or high school and you would like a recruiting officer to talk with your class please shoot me an email and we will accomodate you as soon as possible.

Officer McCoy


Monday, April 7, 2008


Check out all the videos regarding recruiting at
Under the search engine on the youtube site, type in officermccoy (one word, no space ) and you will see all current videos on youtube.


Hello Everyone,

The commercials are completed and should be showing up on television very soon. I have more time to devote to this blog with the production completed. Remember everyone, there has never been a better time to join the Houston Police Department than right now. No civil service test is required upfront. You will be tested during the Academy. Just log on to and apply online today! If you have any questions or concerns please email me at

Look back for new pictures and desktop images in the future.