Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Meet Your Recruiter

Occasionally over the next few months I will be highlighting our officers and supervisors in the Recruiting Unit. I thought it would be nice to have them tell you a little about themselves, their most rewarding experience as a police officer and how long they have been recruiting. Look for future posts labeled "Meet Your Recruiter". As a matter of fact, I am going to start right now:

I have been in law enforcement for almost twenty years. I have served as an officer with the Houston Police Department for the past ten years. Just prior to joining the Houston Police Department, I worked as a probation officer for ten years. I wanted to expand my opportunities and decided to join HPD. As a rookie straight out of the academy, I was placed in one of the most active beats in Houston. This assignment afforded me valuable experience beyond compare.

During Hurricane Katrina, evacuees from New Orleans created a massive number of citizens to be placed in a very small geographical area, which led to hundreds of calls for service in just one day. While the Katrina situation was unfortunate, this is the time I remember the most as a patrolman. I had an opportunity to help many people. Some evacuees were turned away from hotels due to no vacancies. It was challenging but rewarding to work hand in hand with fellow officers to help these displaced citizens. We were able to find available rooms, provide transportation and help feed everyone in need. Offering encouragement to individuals who had just lost everything except the clothes on their back was heartbreaking. The handshakes and hugs from the evacuees as we helped each adult and child was the most rewarding experience in my career as a Houston Police Officer so far.

I have been in the Recruiting Unit for almost three years now and I truly enjoy helping individuals become Houston’s Finest!

I’m Abrian Nelson, and I’m a Recruiter.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know him! He recruited me. Great guy!

Thanks officer Nelson! I love being a policeman.

Great idea Officer McCoy.

Anonymous said...

Neat. I like this idea.

Anonymous said...

Neat. I like this idea.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your hard work Officer Nelson. I met you in Detroit. You were very nice...Now get me a job!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea!!!! Officer McCoy, I have never seen anyone more creative or dedicated. You are one of a kind. Thanks.!!!

Anonymous said...

Cool idea. I like this Blog!

Anonymous said...

I had the opportunity to meet you the first week of February and you and Officer Smith, my recruiter administered the physical agility test. Even though you were not my assigned recruiter, I had the opportunity to meet you and share a little about myself to you. As an out of town candidate who traveled from Chicago, you could not have been more welcoming and helpful throughout the hiring process while I was in Houston. I am currently awaiting a phone call from Officer Smith and hoping for a one-way return. Thank you for the hard work you do in making dreams like mine become a reality. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Looking to joing the team Officer Nelson. I met you the other day when I was in your office talking to Officer Smith. I't the "old guy" looking to get back into law enforcement!

Koche said...

I've been knowing this guy my entire life and he has been on patrol and a officer since he was born! Lol!