Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank you.

Thank you Senior Police Officer David Freytag. Today is bittersweet, David has retired from HPD. He has served this great city for 48 years with extreme dedication and fortitude throughout his career. He will be missed.

Senior Officer Freytag joined the Houston Police Department almost five decades ago. Besides patrolling the streets of Houston protecting and serving the citizens of this city, he has spent countless hours forming and fostering the HPD Honor Guard. His efforts have led to an Honor Guard known for being the standard of excellence in law enforcement circles.

His dedication to HPD and the Honor Guard will not be forgotten.

We salute you sir.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make us Proud!

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Police Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr. and the Houston Police Department will welcome dozens of new police officers to the city during a cadet graduation ceremony at the L. D. Morrison Police Training Academy.

Sixty-five men and women of Cadet Class 210 will graduate from the HPD Academy.

The graduates just completed a rigorous 26-week training regimen and will be added to patrol stations throughout the city to help respond to citizens’ calls.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Way to go!

Academy Cadet Class 210 graduates tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Congratulations! Here is one more picture of all of you wearing the white cadet’s uniform for old time’s sake!

Friday, September 23, 2011

BBQ Benefit today at 1100

Officer Jason Roy was seriously injured when his squad car flipped during a high-speed chase on May 3, 2011. It has been a long road towards recovery. A raffle, auction and barbecue happens today at 1100am at 1600 State Street, near downtown. All proceeds will benefit Jason and his family. For more information visit:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Little Moments

Police work can be frustrating, rewarding, scary and fun. You can go from a traumatic scene to a subtle scene back to a traumatic scene in one shift.

That’s why you cherish the little moments.

The little moments that make up a shift. The little moments that offset the big moments.

This "big guy" decided to jump into the front seat of the patrol car while the officer was making an accident scene. This little moment was shared by this officer for us to enjoy.

It seems that he wanted to cool off and saw an opportunity to do so.

Little moments…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

911 Heroes Run

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First Annual Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run at Ellington Airport.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Police Chief Charles A. McClelland. Jr, members of the Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, Houston Airport System and other first responders participate in a 5K run in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

A special thanks goes out to the Run With Your Recruiter group!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Agility Run

One of our police applicants emailed me this link. He is a Merit Badge Counselor (Boy Scouts) for Personal Fitness with Troop 642.

He gave their first test recently at Rummel Creek Elementary and thought it would be fun to have the scouts run the HPD Agility Run.

Courtesy of "Thirsty Bear"

Click here :

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Run With Your Recruiter

Courtesy of the HPD Photo Lab - LC

HPD Recruiting would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Travis Manion 9-11 Heroes Run that took place this past Sunday at Ellington Field.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Officers in Action

HPD would like to commend officers of the Eastside Division for their charity an...d self initiative. A few weeks ago, Officer J. Campbell and his partner Officer L. Rodriguez were called to a disturbance in the East End. The disturbance was resolved but the officers witnessed the unbearable living conditions that an elderly mother and her son with Down Syndrome, were subject to. The residence did not have air conditioning or fans and in the current heat wave the temperature inside exceeded 110 degrees.

Officer K. Pederson and Officer H. Diaz met up with Officer Campbell and Rodriguez and heard of their account of the disadvantaged family in need. These four officers were moved by the family’s plight and motivated to assist them. Officer Pederson went to the Home Depot to purchase an air conditioning unit with his own funds. The manager of Home Depot stopped him in conversation and found out why he was there. The manager was heartbroken that people were suffering so much in her community and arranged to have an air conditioner donated to the family in need.

Officer Campbell, Officer Rodriguez, Officer Pederson and Officer Diaz delivered the air conditioning unit to the family and installed it for them. The kindness of these officers added more than comfort to the disabled family. They addressed a health hazard. These officers represent not just the best character we appreciate in the Houston Police Department but what we yearn to have in the human race.

Monday, September 5, 2011

5k for the 9k

If you are interested in participating in this event with the HPD Recruiting Unit please contact Officer Nelson by emailing him at or you may call him at 713-308-1300 to get on the list.

You must register first:

Once you have registered, please contact Officer Nelson if you would like to run with us as a group. This is strictly voluntary and the donation goes to a great cause.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

HPD Podcast

Now you can keep up with the Houston Police Department on your mobile device! The Houston Police Department is proud to announce it's Podcast service. "HPD Reports" provides citizens with monthly updates on the Department's events and activities.

Click here to sign up and listen: