Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Whatever you would like to do, you can find it here with us. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. The Houston police department affords you so many opportunities from riding a horse to flying a helicopter. With a large department you have the ability to promote up the chain much easier than with the smaller departments. The sky's the limit with HPD. Apply today. You know the website by now, but I am going to make it easy for you.
CLICK HERE: http://www.hpdcareer.com/
The Employment Guide - Fall Job Fair is underway today at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston. Come and meet the HPD Recruiters until 3:00pm today. If you miss us there, come on by and see us at 1200 Travis Street on the 13th Floor and we can get you started on your application. Can't make it to the job fair or to our office? No problem, apply online at http://www.hpdcareer.com/ . What are you waiting for? There has never been a better time. We have academy classes starting on average every six to seven weeks. No need to wait for a test upfront, you simply apply online and get started on the application process right away.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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I get numerous emails stating that your not quite sure you are ready to take the next step to becoming one of Houston's finest. I would love to talk with you on a more personal level to help you decide. I would like to put together an informal question and answer seminar with no pressure to answer all your questions and concerns. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me that you are interested in attending. You are welcome to bring your spouse. Once I get my list, I will contact everyone and we will set a date. I think it will be fun and informative. Heck, maybe you will end up on the blog!
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Are you from out of town? Are you wondering what Houston is like? I have a series of videos that talk about Houston that I will be posting from week to week that show Houston in a unique light. You may see that Houston is more than just any big city, it's a big city with a home town feel. It's "My Houston".
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thanks again Mrs. Harrell. By the way, I still think after watching how you handled your class you would make a fine police officer.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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Not sure you can make the leap? Can I really do this? Academy Class 198 made the leap and graduated last week. What did they do? What can they do now? Possibilities are endless with the Houston Police Department. Leap on over to http://www.hpdcareer.com/ and fill out your application today.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Academy Class 198 graduated last night and I asked which cadet ended up number one in academics during the academy. It turns out it was one of the class leaders. I was surprised to find out that not only was he one of the oldest cadets in the class but was also a retired Navy man. Cadet, now Officer, Roy Underwood joined the United States Navy in 1986. He was a Hospital Corpsman and served in Desert Storm. In 1995 he was sent to Advanced Hospital Corpsman school and spent the remainder of his career as an Independent Duty Corpsman. He retired in October 2006 as a Chief Petty Officer (E-7) after a 20 year career. He had tours of duty in Afghanistan, the waters off Iraq and Iran as well as numerous deployments in the Pacific Ocean. He was an instructor at the Romanian Military NCO Academy. His final tour of duty was as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Naval Health Care New England Education and Training Department stationed in New London, Connecticut. He applied with HPD in January 2008 and began the academy in March of 2008. He graduated from the academy last night on October 8, 2008 and will be assigned to North Patrol Command for field training.
Impressive, it was an honor to meet you yesterday and look forward to seeing you around the water cooler (police car). Welcome to the family of HPD.
As long as you have not reached your 45th birthday by the time you graduate from the academy, you are eligible to apply. Chief Petty Officer/Police Cadet/Police Officer Roy Underwood took this step and not only succeeded, he excelled.
Serve your Country, Protect your City.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Academy Class 198 conducted their final roll call as cadets yesterday morning. Class 199, 200, 201 and 202 were on hand to watch with respect as these cadets finished their task at hand. They graduated after six months of the best police training a man or woman could receive. Talking with cadets from other classes, they were both proud and a bit envious watching the final roll call. They knew that very soon, they to, would be making their final appearance on the courtyard to shout out their names for the last time in a white uniform. You will never forget your classmates or your class number. Welcome to your extended family. Congratulations Class 198, make us proud!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Over 30,000 people attended the 2008 Komen Houston Race for the Cure charity event last Saturday. The Houston Police Department Recruiting unit was happy to attend and appreciates all the kind words from all who visited with us during the event. www.komen.org
Monday, October 6, 2008
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Academy Class 202 started their journey today. Fifty-seven strong and ready to roll. The enthusiasm boiled over as everyone was excited and ready to get started. Police Chief Harold Hurtt, Executive Assistant Chief Martha Montalvo and Chaplain Monty Montgomery along with the academy training staff was on hand to welcome everyone on board. Good luck Class 202, I will see all of you at graduation in six months!