Friday, February 27, 2015

Are you running in the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run on Saturday, February 28th, 2015? UPDATE!!!

Great job by Officer Slade in the 5K!

Officer Mark Slade of the Recruiting Division will be running the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 5K tomorrow. Both the 5K and the 10K go by HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis. 

If you are running tomorrow, look for Officer Slade and say "Hi!"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officer Slade at Prairie View A&M TODAY until 2 pm

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Officer Jones at UHD

Officer Jones of the Recruiting Division was at the University of Houston - Downtown meeting with students today and talking about how to start a career with HPD.

If you want to know how, go to or call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

New Recruiting Event TODAY!

Officer Gilmore is out at UHCL NOW until 2pm waiting to talk to you about starting your career with HPD. If you can't stop by, call the Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Officers in Action

Recently, Officer M. Vollert and Officer B. Ng, both assigned to the South Central Patrol Division, were dispatched to a family disturbance call at 1500 Munger Street. A citizen stated that she had had issues in the past with the suspect, her son, and that he had assaulted his ex-girlfriend and damaged her phone. She further stated that she was concerned for their safety.

Officer Vollert was able to talk to the agitated suspect, who had locked himself inside the house, and tried to calm him down using a professional and respectful tone. 

Officers S. Duron and A. Ripley arrived to assist with the call since Officer Duron was familiar with the location from prior calls to that address. Officer Vollert called a Harris County assistant district attorney who, based on the facts of the incident, accepted felony family violence charges against the suspect. Officer Vollert also discovered that the suspect had a theft warrant out of Harris County. Now the officers had to develop a plan of action for placing the suspect into custody.

All doors and windows to the residence were locked from the inside. Officer Vollert continued to develop a positive rapport with the suspect and was able to convince him to open the door for officers. The suspect was placed into custody without incident.

After making sure the suspect understood the charges, officers explained the procedures for family violence arrests to the victims and faxed a Magistrate’s Order of Emergency Protection to the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

Officer Vollert is to be commended for his outstanding dedication to duty and exemplary police work due to the face that he was able to verbally communicate and deescalate a very volatile situation. Due to the professionalism and diligence exhibited by all officers on the scene, a family violence felony suspect was arrested without incident and taken to jail.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

HPD Mounted Patrol horse SMASH wants to know if you'll be his valentine! (complete with a feline photobomb)

Happy Valentine's Day from HPD!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

REMINDER: This Saturday, February 7th from 10 am – noon is the City Wide Town Hall Meeting. It will be at Texas Southern University, Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium, 3100 Cleburne Street. Chief McClelland and his commanders will take questions and find out what issues are of most importance to the public.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend and to voice concerns and ask questions.

This is the third city wide town hall meeting and is a chance to continue meaningful dialogue between HPD and citizens. 

You can watch the meeting on HPD’s YouTube channel here 

You can read the live blog of the question and answer session HERE 

You can also submit questions via Facebook by replying to this post, or tweet them at us @houstonpolice and use #hpdtownhall

For more information on the town hall meeting, go to or call HPD Public Affairs at 

Houston Police Department Reports Another Record Low in Complaints

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. says for the second consecutive year the HPD had a record low number of internal affairs complaints filed by citizens against police officers. 

Citizens filed 206 complaints against HPD officers in 2014, the lowest number since the department began recording such data in 2001.  That number (206) marks a decrease in complaints of 14%, compared with the then-record low 235 citizen complaints filed in 2013.

By comparison, just four years prior (in 2010), there were 358 complaints filed by citizens against officers.  In 2001, 887 citizen complaints were filed against HPD officers. 

For some perspective, HPD officers respond to more than one million calls for service each year and have countless other interactions with citizens each and every day.

Chief McClelland's longstanding goal is for HPD to be the most professional and well trained police department in the United States, with a strong emphasis on providing good customer service and crime prevention education to the eyes and ears of the HPD: the community.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Recruiting for the Week of February 2nd, 2015

Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. Addresses Cadet Class 222 - February 2,...

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. welcomed dozens of police recruits this morning to their first day of training in the department's 222nd Police Academy Cadet Class.

In this video, Chief McClelland talks about the message he
shared with the new cadets. 

The cadets will undergo 26 weeks of rigorous training prior to graduation.

The Houston Police Department is hiring and offering a $5,000
incentive!  Anyone interested in becoming an HPD officer is urged to