Wednesday, June 30, 2010
We have two classes of 70 cadets each scheduled to begin on March 21, 2011, and May 23, 2011. If you are interested in applying, you should do so as soon as possible to increase your chance of being in the applicant pool for these classes. If you have already applied and have not been contacted for an interview, please note that you do not need to reapply since your application is awaiting processing.
Please check back at: www.hpdcareer.com - www.hpdblog.com - or visit HPD at Facebook at www.facebook.com/houstonpolice - for updated information on applicant processing.
If you have any additional questions, please contact HPD Recruiting at 713-308-1300 or 800-252-0473.
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One of over 250 divisional and unit opportunities within the Houston Police Department.This is a very tight group of officers that work hand in hand to help investigators solve a case. They are part of the Homicide Division. This is a very interesting and unique job within the police department.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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HPD K-9 "Alpos" was recently our guest at the HPD Facebook Booth during the third annual HPD Moonlight Bike Ride held earlier this month. Alpos posed for so many photographs that he had to wear shades the next day. Were you there? Take a look at the slide show and see if you posed with Alpos. Thanks for the support. For more information regarding the Bike ride and how to contribute, please visit www.houstonpolicefoundation.com
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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As a police officer you will be asked to catch crooks who strip cars for their parts to make extra cash. They are fast, really fast. I remember on patrol when we could get a call from a citizen reporting a car being stripped in a vacant lot. It seems that even though we would arrive in just a few minutes, they always managed to have the car in pieces by the time we got there. Check out this video. It only takes a few minutes to strip a car. Crazy!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Mr. Sony Dong was arrested in March for trying to smuggle songbirds into the United States. He got caught when a Los Angeles International Airport inspector noticed feathers peeking out from the bottom of his pants and bird poop on his shiny black shoes. More than a dozen birds were strapped to his legs with buttoned cloth wrappings. He recently received four months in jail.
You are going to love this career. Every day is different and definitely not boring.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sergeant Slover called for the assistance of two HPD K-9 units in order to clear the bank of suspects and to search the wooded area on the far side of the freeway at the same time. The bank was cleared fairly quickly by Officer Bearden and his K-9 partner. Officer Neck and his K-9 partner spent approximately 45 minutes attempting to locate the second suspect. Officer Neck and his partner found and arrested the second suspect in a heavily wooded area.
The suspects in this incident turned off the power to the bank, destroyed the side entry door, disabled several of the inside cameras, and used gas powered tools to cause several thousand dollars worth of damage to the interior of the building. There is little doubt that these suspects have committed previous burglaries and would continue to commit burglaries in the area. These officers, by working together and using good police practices, were able to arrest and file felony charges on these suspects.
Officers K. Will, R. Escamilla, C. Dexter, R. Estrada, Officer M. Gonzalez, E. Maner, B. Foley, D. Cunningham, Probationary Police Officer J. Campise, Senior Police Officers M. Belinoski, D. Neck, and W. Bearden, should all be commended for a job well done.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Join us for the third annual Houston Police Moonlight Classic Bike Ride. This two-hour recreational ride is for cyclists of all ages and abilities on a traffic-free course stretching 5 to 25 miles on Memorial Drive.
Bring the family and enjoy the ride along with music, snacks, and rides including the Ferris Wheel, Shark Tank and White Tigers (free to registered riders - a $16 value)
Friday, June 4, 2010
Current Officer Vento putting what he learned in the academy to practice.
Happy Donut Day! National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year and follows on the Donut Day event created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a... "donut") — an edible, ring-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Please contact her before June 8th so that she may finalize arrangements with St. Luke’s Hospital.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Last week, Academy Class 209 took its initial Physical Fitness Training Assessment. It was not pretty. To quote an old Clint Eastwood movie it was "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." If you are not in shape when you begin the academy (which I highly suggest that you are) you will be by the time you finish the academy. Good luck class 209, it only gets hotter in Houston as summer has just begun.