Photography / design by Officer Quoc-Tuan Nguyen
What is the meaning of "backbone?"
A main support or major sustaining factor, strength of character; determination.
1. a central cohesive source of support and stability
2. fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
and of course the spine that binds...
Patrol is known as the "backbone" of the department. This is where it all starts. Everyone who joins the Houston Police Department as a police officer will start in patrol. Without patrol, all else fails. Officers patrolling the streets of Houston keep an eye on all of us, respond to calls for service and citizens in need. It is exciting, different, challenging and every day is different. There are new problems, new challenges, and new and different calls with every turn. Your shift will fly by and before you know it your career will be in full swing. We need you, the city needs you. It has never been easier to join the Houston Police Department than it is right now. Simply apply online at http://www.hpdcareer.com/. Every city needs a hero, is it you?