Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Future is Now!

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Many of you may not know this but we have a very nice museum located inside the Houston Police Academy at 17000 Aldine Westfield, which is open to the public. For more information please click on this link: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/museum/

Senior Officer James Chapman does a fantastic job running the museum and came across a very old audio recording talking about of all things, recruiting! He was able to save the audio after hours of adjustments and audio cleaning. This clip is about 12 minutes long, but you need to watch it. Frankly, many things have not changed as far as the recruiting process goes. It's worth a look and fun to see how the city has grown. Hard to determine the exact date, but it was probably from the 1950's.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a treasure!

Anonymous said...

Nice. Very interesting. The blog is a great tool. Keep up the good work HPD!

Anonymous said...

I used to be a cadet in that gym. HPD was a great career for me. I enjoy reading this blog everyday to see what my family is up to. I retired many years ago and my grandkids told me to visit this blog. I commend you Officer McCoy and HPD for doing this. Please keep up the great work. I look forward to the posts everyday. I love the donut story from yesterday. I must admit myself, I ate donuts on night shift. Nothing else was open for lunch! Great Blog!

Anonymous said...

Now this was something else!! Thank you for posting it. I enjoyed every minute of it. It does look like the 50's and if that is so, just think - fifty years ago! My goodness! Keep up the excellent work!!!

George said...

Classic stuff, I love it! It is great to see where it possibly began. Thanks Officer Chapman for restoring such a beautiful piece of history.

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT CLIP!!

IT IS AMAZING HOW LITTLE HAS CHANGED FROM THEN TO NOW. WOW, THE ACADEMY ONLY LASTED FOR 13 WEEKS BACK THEN. IT ALSO NICE TO SEE THAT THE HPD TRADITION HAS STAYED THE SAME FOR ALL THESE YEARS.

Anonymous said...

I have a question may seem like an odd one. But as I am a single parent and have limited resources for my son, do police officers get to choose the shift they work? Or is it assigned to them?

Senior Officer M. McCoy said...

The shift is assigned to you. You most likely will be working the night shift or evening shift until you build up some seniority.