Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the the VETERAN, who salutes the Flag.

It is the VETERAN, who serves under the Flag.

We have many veterans who served our country and are still with us now to serve our city. We all have someone in our family or extended family that has served at one time or another and may have made the ultimate sacrifice. Give a moment this weekend to remember our fallen and let's all fly the American flag.

The Recruiting office will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2010 in observance of Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Until more academy classes become funded you will see a delay in the processing. In the mean time, I encourage you to make sure you have all your documents in order with the correct names and addresses. Write down everywhere you have ever worked or lived for the last ten years.

INVESTIGATE if you can not remember. PREPARE- get in shape! Be prepared for when you do get the call so there are no more delays on your end.

I promise, the blue donut waiting for you at the end in terms of a badge, is well worth the wait.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Alpos Houston"

Alpos retired this year but still enjoys special events. Meet Alpos during this years Moonlight Bike Ride in downtown Houston on June 11, 2010. For more information log onto
You can also be Alpo's friend on facebook at
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Academy Class 209

72 Police Cadets started their journey towards protecting and serving the citizens of Houston yesterday with the start of the academy class 209 . For the next six months the cadets of 209 will receive some of the the best training in the country. The family here at HPD welcome you and support you. We are looking forward to your graduation and when you hit the streets. Stay strong, stay focused, and stay out of trouble. Congratulations 209!

P.S. Class 208, guess what, you are no longer the freshmen! You have seniority NOW!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Officers in Action

During the month of March, 2010, Sergeant Heath Bounds, Officer Michael Young, Officer Michael Walding, Officer Travis Curtner and Officer David Enlow, executed 187 felony warrant services as part of their assignment to the North Division Warrant Execution Team. These felony warrant services resulted in 88 felony arrests. The following is a brief summary of the type of arrests made by the officers:

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child – two arrests
Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child – one arrest
Injury to a Child - one arrest
Indecency with a Child - two arrests
Child Pornography – two arrests
Aggravated Robbery – seven arrests
Aggravated Assault – thirteen arrests
Burglary – eight arrests
Narcotics – twenty-seven arrests
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon – six arrests
Disarm a Police Officer – one arrest

Their outstanding level of determination, dedication, and resourcefulness sets the standard. The contribution that these officers make to the safety of the citizens of Houston is immeasurable and should be commended.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rest in Peace brother...

Rest in peace Officer Mani - Today, visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Klein Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow, at 12:00 noon, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, located at 501 Tidwell Houston, Texas 77002, phone number (713) 692-4898.

Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery 3506 North Main Houston, Texas 77009, phone number (281) 449-6511.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blood drive and the 100 Club

Today from 9am - 3pm, the North Division will be hosting a blood drive in honor of Officer Eydelmen Mani, who lost his life in the line of duty on May 19, 2010. In an attempt to save Officer Mani's life, a tremendous amount of blood was used. It is a reminder of how very important it is to give blood as there is always a need. If you have questions or need more information, please call 713-308-1860.

Also, the 100 Club announced today that donations are being accepted to its “Survivor’s Fund” which provides benefits to the dependents of peace officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

Officer Eydelmen Mani, 30, died in the line of duty on Wednesday morning, May 19, 2010, after his patrol car crashed while on his way to assist other officers.

Officer Mani had been an officer with the Houston Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and a three year old son.

A $10,000 check will be given to Officer Mani’s family to assist with any needs they may have. Additional financial support for the family will be provided, after a review is made by the Club, to include current financial and children’s educational needs.

If you wish to help, contributions may be made at, or mailed to 100 Club Survivor’s Fund – 1233 West Loop South – Suite 1250, Houston, TX 77027.

100% of “Survivor’s Fund” donations go to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rest in Peace

It is with great sadness to report that Officer Eydelmen Mani did not pull through his injuries and has passed. Officer Mani was on his way to assist another officer when he crashed into a guard rail on the North Freeway feeder road near Troy Road at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officer Mani was out of Academy Class 182 and patrolled the North Division. He is survived by his wife, Monica and their three year old son. We have lost a brother today; please keep his family in your thoughts.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Houston Police Museum - Downtown Location Now Open!

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Last week, the new Houston Police Museum opened to the public during Police Week. Let me tell you folks, it's amazing. If you get a chance come by and check it out. It's located at 1200 Travis (Police Headquarters) and there is no charge to visit.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Traffic Tickets?

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After you graduate from the police academy and go on patrol, you will be required among other things, to write traffic tickets. When a citizen tells you that you should be stopping "real crime" instead of writing tickets, please refer them to this video. I believe this qualifies as "real crime", what do you think?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Police Week

"Alpos" wants to meet you during Police Week. Alpos will be at the Houston Police Academy today from 9:30am to 11:30 am. SWAT, SRG, Mounted, Marine and many other divisions and units will be represented today. The police academy is located at 17000 Aldine Westfield. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Police Week continues...

Officer J. Abad and HPD K-9 "Alpos" pose for the camera while at the Houston Police Academy during Police Week.

The K-9 Unit is one of the many career opportunities you will have as a Houston Police officer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week".

It is during Police Week that we remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that we may live in safety and peace. Please join the Houston Police Department in commemorating the law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, selflessly dedicating their lives in the line of duty while serving to protect the citizens of our great city.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Meet and Sniff...

Stop by and say hello to HPD K-9 "Alpos" next week during Police Week. He will be at the Houston Police Academy from 9:30 am to 11:30 am next Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Once you graduate from the police academy and hit the beat, you will actually get to do something about people who drive down the street like this. Traffic enforcement is one of the many opportunities you get to perform as a Houston police officer.

This photo was emailed to me today from one of my readers and I had to share.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Good dog...

HPD has instituted a new phase in K-9 training with the first CPR class for dogs.

For more information about the K-9 unit, please visit: