Thursday, January 31, 2013

Officers in Action


Recently, Officer Nelson and Officer Jefferson responded to a “Loud Noise Disturbance” call. Upon arrival it became apparent that the loud noise was the result of a family disturbance between boyfriend and girlfriend. The girlfriend came to the door with a bruised upper lip and scratches on her neck. She told the officers that her boyfriend was beating on her and that there was a large amount of drugs and guns inside the apartment. The boyfriend was found inside the apartment and taken into custody without incident. It was soon discovered during the initial investigation that various quantities of drugs and guns were inside the apartment. Because of the quantity of narcotics throughout the apartment, a drug dog was called to the scene to assist with the search.

The narcotics recovered included the following; several pounds of Marijuana, large amounts of Cocaine, Xanax, Ecstasy, Black Tar Heroin, Codeine and Methamphetamine. The two guns recovered were two semi-automatic pistols, which led to the “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” charge against the boyfriend as well the several Felony charges for drug possession, and other charges on both individuals.

The preliminary investigation conducted by Officer Nelson and Officer Jefferson was outstanding and the teamwork exhibited by fellow officers Castille, Foster and Brown was exemplary.

HPD would like to commend these officers for their excellent work and the great credit they bring to themselves, their Divisions, and the Houston Police Department.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

HPD K-9


Just one of more than 250 units and divisions within the Houston Police Department.

What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Town Hall Meeting




HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!

Come on down to Lakewood Church this morning for the first ever City-Wide Town Hall Meeting. Displays open at 9:00 am and the meeting inside begins at 10:00 am.

Have you ever wanted to participate in a "ride along" flight inside an HPD helicopter? Here is your chance. During the Town Hall Meeting this morning, several door prizes will be awarded by random drawings, with the top prize being an actual flight inside an HPD helicopter!

Several displays will be located outside the venue along with various booths. Officers will be on hand to answer your questions regarding HPD and your community.

INTERESTED IN A CAREER - RECRUITING OFFICERS ARE HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

Do you have any questions for the Chief of Police, Charles McClelland?

Post your question here and we will submit it this morning during the meeting. If your question is picked and is answered, we will post a summary at the conclusion of the meeting. (PLEASE KEEP YOUR QUESTIONS CLEAN AND RESPECTFUL.)

If you attend the event, you will also have an opportunity to have your question answered by the Chief of Police in person.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Parking is also free.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Have you ever wanted to participate in a "ride along" flight inside an HPD helicopter? Here is your chance. During the upcoming Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, several door prizes will be awarded by random drawings, with the top prize being an actual flight inside an HPD helicopter!

Several displays will be located outside the venue along with various booths. Officers will be on hand to answer your questions regarding HPD and your community.

RECRUITING OFFICERS WILL BE THERE AS WELL TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

Do you have any questions for the Chief of Police, Charles McClelland?

Post your question here (in the comment section) and we will submit it on Saturday during the meeting. If your question is picked and is answered, we will post a summary at the conclusion of the meeting. (PLEASE KEEP YOUR QUESTIONS CLEAN AND RESPECTFUL.)

If you attend the event, you will also have an opportunity to have your question answered by the Chief of Police in person.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Parking is also free.

Where: Lakewood Church at 3700 SW Freeway
When: This Saturday (January 26, 2013)
Time: Displays open at 9:00 am and the event (meeting) will be from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Real Time Crime Center


Criminal Intelligence Analyst (CIA) Patterson works within a specialized unit called the Real Time Crime Center for the Houston Police Department. The Real Time Crime Center is a centralized technology center in which its primary purpose is to expediently capture and provide field officers/investigators with instant and comprehensive information to help identify suspects, crime patterns and prevent emerging crime.

While attentively monitoring the real-time center dashboards, CIA Patterson observed a priority two in-progress call regarding a burglary of a residence. While analyzing the available data, she was able to compile descriptors of a possible suspect. Additionally, the call slip indicated that the suspect had broken into the complainant’s residence through an air conditioning vent shaft and brandished a large knife. Allegedly, the complainant screamed in fear, and was able to escape from harm by running out the front door. The suspect immediately busted through a side window and fled the residence on foot without further incident.

Analyst Patterson performed a premise history check of the location, seeking information for known past burglar information and possible suspect identifiers to provide to the responding patrol units.

While in the process of researching the burglary incident, CIA Patterson also observed a suicide call drop at the same location, which happened to be located just above the location of the earlier burglary call. While compiling the burglary information, CIA Patterson observed that the suspect information from the suicide call had very distinct similarities to the suspect’s description given in the earlier burglary call.

CIA Patterson proceeded to run the two suspect identifiers through the multiple databases and she was able to relate the similarities of the suicide suspect as being the same suspect that burglarized the residence from earlier.

CIA Patterson immediately sent the suspect information over to the responding patrol units and within moments of the suicide call the suspect was apprehended within the immediate area of the burglary location. Due to CIA Patterson’s analytical skills and tenacity, the armed suspect was identified and arrested before he could commit any other heinous crime or possibly harm an innocent citizen in the City of Houston.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"SWATT"


J.J. WATT named NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of Year!

To paraphrase an old coach: "Last year we knocked on the door, this year we beat on the door, next year we're gonna kick it in!!!"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

HPD Reports (Podcast)


Keep up with the Houston Police Department on your mobile device or computer.

"HPD Reports" provides citizens with monthly updates on the Department's events and activities.

Please click HERE to listen.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2-1-4 Graduates!

Photo Courtesy of L.White, HPD Photo Lab

Congratulations Cadet Class 214. Time to shine and make us proud as you hit the streets wearing the blue today.

Remember your training and stay safe.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Officers in Action


Recently, Officers L. Laureano and J. Obenhaus were on routine patrol when they heard a Robbery call drop at a nearby bank. The officers quickly responded and started heading to the location when a vehicle description was given by the dispatcher.

The officers diligently searched the area and were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle. They quickly advised other responding units of the vehicle’s location. The officers performed a felony stop with the assistance of the backup units once they arrived.

Four armed bank robbery suspects were taken into custody without incident. Several loaded pistols were recovered along with over $135,000 in cash that had just been taken from the bank.

These robbery suspects all had long violent criminal histories including several aggravated robbery convictions and at least one murder conviction among them.

The quick actions of these two officers, along with the officers who backed them up during the arrest, led to the capture and arrest of four armed and dangerous suspects. These suspects not only robbed the bank but also assaulted individuals inside the bank during the robbery and showed a total disregard for human life.

HPD would like to commend these officers for a job well done.