HPD Chief Art Acevedo at the Citywide PIP Meeting

Monday, June 30, 2014

Recruiting out at Baybrook Mall



Officer J. Jones of the Recruiting Division is out at Baybrook Mall today, June 30th, until 2pm. Stop by and see if a career with HPD is for you!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Recruiting the Week of June 30







Due to the July 4th holiday this week, recruiters will be out only Monday and Tuesday. But the office is open Monday - Friday (except for the City Holiday on Friday, July 4th) and you can speak to a recruiter at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

We will have a table set up at the Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas July 4th Celebration. Come by and say "HI!"


Friday, June 27, 2014

Promotions

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recognized and promoted five HPD officers in a ceremony at HPD Headquarters on June 25th.

“One of the great things about the Houston Police Department is its capacity to promote qualified individuals," Chief McClelland told the promotees.  "And anyone that has been promoted can tell you it doesn’t get any easier.  For those of you being promoted for the first time, I want you to understand what you just signed up for.  It’s not an easier job or assignment, it is a position of more responsibility, more accountability," the Chief said.

Sergeant R. Terry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officers J. Ramos, G. Dickerson, G. Jimerson, III, and J. Landrum were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.


Chief McClelland also offered the promotees sound advice.  “Get to know your squads, your shifts, your group, and the people you are responsible to and the people you report to. You should know your personnel. You should know their weaknesses, you should get to know their strengths and supervise accordingly. Remember, treat all of those you report to and those who report to you with dignity and respect. Because there is one thing that we all believe in: It is a challenge coin we have in our pocket with the core values of this organization – honesty, integrity and respect,” urged Chief McClelland.

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**Thank you to Fox 26 for this story. 

Recruiters in Michigan today!


Lily Karder, pictured here with Senior Police Officer M. Slade, is a senior at Oakland University in Michigan. She expressed an interest in joining HPD. 

Officer Slade is at the Oakland County Job Expo in Auburn Hills, Michigan right now. For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HPD Officer Slade speaks at the Detroit Police Officer's Association




Senior Police Officer M. Slade spent the day at the Detroit Police Officers Association. 

He will be at the JobFairGiant.com Auburn Hills/Detroit Job Fair, Marriott Hotel, 3600 Centerpointe Parkway, Pontiac, Michigan from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Baybrook Mall - June 25


Officer Jones is at Baybrook Mall right now until 2 pm today. Stop by and see how to start your career with HPD!

Run With Your Recruiter



If you've ever wondered what the physical requirements are for completing the Houston Police Academy, attending a "Run With Your Recruiter" event can help. Potential cadets have a chance to complete some of the physical agility requirements such as the 1 1/2 mile run, high jump, and 300m sprint. You can also meet with HPD recruiters to get your questions answered about joining the next academy class.

Our next Run With Your Recruiter will be on Friday, July 18 at 6:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. (Please note, there will be NO Run With Your Recruiter on July 4th due to the holiday)

To attend the event, please RSVP to runwithyourrecruiter@gmail.com. For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Recruiters out on June 24th!

Officer Clemons was at the Workforce Solutions in Cypress today.




Officer Jones was out at the Workforce Solutions on Westheimer Rd.



To follow where we will be next, keep looking to this blog. For more information on how to join HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Update on the HPD Bike Relay Team

Senior Police Officer Aaron Pena and Officer Ana Gomez have been updating the progress on the HPD Bike Relay Team. 

From Officer Pena:

Approached a buffalo crossing in South Dakota and a buffalo stood on the roadway blocking traffic. That was a sight to see and of course we didn't mind the wait. There were several buffalo in the area.



While waiting for the buffalo to safely cross the street, another buffalo walked up to the rear of the trailer and lightly head butted our trailer. What a sight!




This huge jug is what I need to keep me hydrated for the next 150 miles!



From Officer Gomez:

Van A rode this morning at midnight starting from Deer Lodge, Montana and ended at Dixon, Montana. We drove to Sandpoint, Idaho where Van A (us) and Van C had a ceremonial ride in and a special lunch that was prepared by the teams' friends.















The bike relay team is now in Tacoma waiting to complete the last leg of the relay! 



Monday, June 23, 2014

Officer Clemons at University of Houston - Downtown


He will be there until 1 p.m. today, Monday, June 23.

Officer J Jones at Workforce Solutions


Officer J. Jones will be at the Workforce Solutions,  9315 Stella Link, until 1 p.m. today. Go by and say "HI" and find out how you can join our next academy class. 

Officers Clemons and Slade at the Black Expo this Past Weekend


Did you make it out to the Texas Black Expo this past weekend? HPD was there recruiting for our next academy class. Senior Police Officer M. Slade and Officer Clemons are pictured here with a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma. 

For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Recruiters have been out this week!!!

Have you seen them? 





Go to www.hpdcareer.com for more information or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Not Your Typical Summer Job at HPD



HPD welcomed 31 new interns on Monday (June 16) as part of the City of Houston 2014 Summer Jobs Program. 

The previously registered young men and women are assigned to various divisions within HPD, including Public Affairs, Planning, Special Crimes, as well as various HPD storefront locations.   
The City of Houston partnered with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Workforce Solutions SER Jobs for Progress (SER) and the Houston Area Urban League to launch this program. 

HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. said, “This is an exciting opportunity for our youth to gain valuable job skills and experience first-hand the workings within the Houston Police Department.”  Chief McClelland added, “This will certainly help to strengthen the police-community relationships and provide a foundation for those youth who seek a career in law enforcement.” 

For more information on the City of Houston Summer Jobs Program, visit http://houstontx.gov/hr/summer-jobs.html  or send an email to summerjobsprogram@houstontx.gov


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bike Relay Team Recruits a New Officer to the Houston Police Department

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HPD is proud of the many different charities and events that the men and women of the department participate in. The HPD Bike Relay Team kicked off its relay ride from Houston to Tacoma, Washington on Tuesday, June 17 from Discovery Green. 

Lt. Upton introduced a returning member of the HPD Bike Relay Team and a new Houston Police Officer this morning just before the team left for their 2,900 mile relay. Officer Ana Gomez applied to join HPD after riding with the relay team last year. 

If you want more information on joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Recruiting Week of June 16th









Sunnyside Community Center


Officer Clemons of the Recruiting Division met with citizens this past Saturday at the Sunnyside Community Center and answered questions about starting a career with HPD.

Do you want to know how to join HPD? Go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Friday, June 13, 2014

HPD at the Houston Area Women's Center



HPD officers from Public Affairs Community Outreach gave a presentation on anti-bullying today at the Houston Area Women's Center. 

Pictured on the bottom right photo from L to R: Senior Police Officer M. Siddiqi, Senior Police Officer A. Valle, and Senior Police Officer R. Pantoja. 

SPO Valle talked about how to handle being bullied, avoidance techniques, learning social skills, telling a teacher, telling a parent or guardian, walking away, tell or talk to the bully, and using humor. He also advised the kids that being active and involved in school and extracurricular activities helps with self esteem.

HPD officers often visit with youth at the shelter and give personal safety tips along with crime prevention information. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 12


Citizen's Police Academy - Class 50


Have you ever wanted to see what it's like to be a police officer? The Citizens' Police Academy is a great way to experience training similar to what cadets receive in the academy. We are now accepting applications for Class 51, which starts on September 11, 2014. For more information, go to the Citizens' Police Academy web site at THIS LINK. For more information you can also call HPD Public Affairs at 713-308-3200.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

HPD Bike Relay Team

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The HPD Bike Relay Team will begin their journey from Houston to Tacoma, Washington next week all in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. First, however, the members of the team made a stop at Texas Children’s Hospital to speak with the kids who are the reason for the team’s dedication.

For more information about the HPD Bike Relay Team or to make a donation, please go to this link


Thank you to Fox 26 for this story.  

Recruiting on June 10, 2014



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


Senior Police Officer M. Slade (middle) is with National Guardsman Jeremy Cox at the Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.

In the picture on the right, Officer Clemons answers questions about HPD at the Workforce Solutions in Cyperss.

Both of these events happened today, but our Recruiters are always out at events waiting to talk to you. For more information, follow this blog or go to www.hpdcareer.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Run With Your Recruiter Friday, June 6




We had a great turnout for Run With Your Recruiter this past week. For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

HPD at Houston Community College


Officer C. Mendoza of the HPD Recruiting Division gave a presentation today to a class at HCC Northeast Campus. For information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Recruiters in San Antonio


Senior Police Officer M. Slade joined officers from other agencies at the NCOA job fair in San Antonio, TX today. Pictured here are officers from Dallas PD and Anchorage, Alaska PD. 

For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Recruiting the Week of June 2







For more information about joining HPD, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.