Monday, November 24, 2014

Officer Jones at UHD today and tomorrow

Officer J. Jones was at the University of Houston - Downtown today and will be back out there tomorrow. Stop by and say "Hi." 

For more information about future recruiting events, sign up for this blog. You can also go to for more information about starting your career with HPD.

Recruiting for the week of November 24th, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Did you see HPD "Special Forces" Go Over the Edge this Weekend?

HPD's team "Special Forces" rappelled 20 stories down the side of the Embassy Suites Hotel this past weekend.  Each member has raised more than $1,000 for Special Olympics Texas.
The two-day event began with Executive Assistant Chief Martha Montalvo and Edd Hendee, of Taste of Texas, rappellin.  The remaining 13 members of team "Special Forces" went "Over the Edge" on Saturday afternoon.

Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you to NewsFix for the story.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Recruiters at Texas Southern University

Stop by today or tomorrow and see our Recruiters on campus at Texas Southern University.  They will be there until 2 pm both days.

For more information about starting a career with HPD, go to or call HPD Recruiting at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Friday, November 14, 2014

HPD K9 "Bandit" and K9s for Cops

HPD's own K9 "Bandit" was featured on the KHOU morning show recently and did a great demonstration. 

The story focused on the K9s for Cops organization which pairs dogs with police officers.

Thank you to KHOU Channel 11 for the story and to K9s for Cops for providing HPD with the K9 partners.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hiring Red White & You in San Antonio

In addition to being at the Hiring Red, White, & You event in Houston, we were in San Antonio today answering your questions about joining HPD. 

You don't have to go to an event to start your career. Just call our Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473. You can also go to for more information. 

Why Do Run With Your Recruiter?

The Run With Your Recruiter is held every other Friday morning at Memorial Park. The goal is to help potential candidates assess whether they can meet the physical requirements of the police academy. These requirements include:
1.5 Mile Run in 17:30 or less

300 Meter Sprint in 78 seconds or less

Vertical Jump, 16.5 inches or more

Push ups, 15 or more

Agility Run, 20 seconds or less

Come out to our next Run With Your Recruiter on Friday, November 21 at 6:30 am at Memorial Park across from the Tennis Courts.

For more information, go to or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Hiring Red White and You

HPD Recruiting Officers B. Reese and J. Jones are at Minute Maid Park today until 1pm for the Hiring Red White & You event. Stop by and ask them how you can start your career with HPD. 

For more information about requirements, go to or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coffee With Cops - Houston Police Department

Did you come out and say "Hi" at Coffee With Cops? HPD Chief Charles McClelland and many other officers had a chance to meet with citizens and discuss any issues they had. 

If you missed it, here is a video of the event. Thank you for supporting HPD!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

City of Houston Veterans Day Celebration

Officer Gilmore with a true American hero Carlos Garza at the City of Houston Veterans Day Celebration.  He's saying HPD is #1!

Thank you, Veterans

HPD salutes all Veterans on this Veterans Day, including HPD Sergeant P. Casares. Sgt. Casares is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served on active duty during the first Gulf War. He continued his service as an Air Force Reservist and has served the citizens of Houston for the past 22 years.

HPD has many retired and reserve military men and women on the department. We thank them, and all Veterans for their service. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Officers in Action

Recently, Officer K. Johnson, working an extra job at 6200 Richmond, was approached by security that a jeweler had been robbed in the parking garage. He was further advised that the suspects were fleeing in a red car. Officer Johnson located the vehicle and gave commands for the car to stop. The driver refused and nearly struck Officer Johnson, but he was able to get out of the way and avoid being hit.

Officer T. Scales, assigned to the Midwest Patrol Division, was flagged down by Officer Johnson and advised of the incident. Officer Scales immediately notified the dispatcher and went in search of the suspect. The suspects had crashed the car a block away and one was attempting to board a bus near the crash scene where he was taken into custody.

A second suspect was located fleeing on foot one block north of the crash scene and taken into custody without incident. Officer C. Garcia and A. Nguyen checked by and helped locate a third suspect who was hiding under a stack of wooden pallets a few feet away from the crash scene.

Officer J. McQueston checked by to assist and recovered numerous pieces of jewelry from the suspect vehicle along with a purse that was taken in an unrelated burglary of a motor vehicle. Officer McQueston contacted the owner of the purse and made arrangements to return it to her.

The quick actions of Officer Scales, Officer Johnson, and the other Midwest Patrol officers led to the successful arrest of three suspects for Aggravated Robbery and the return of stolen property. Great work! 

Ruben Galvan of KPRC introduces everyone to the Smash girls

Did you see HPD Mounted Patrol on KPRC Local 2 in the morning?

KPRC's Ruben Galvan gives an introduction to the HPD Mounted Patrol.