Thursday, April 30, 2015

HPD Sergeant Frank Escobedo on the Today Show

Sergeant Frank Escobedo of the North Division was invited to be a guest on the Today Show along with other officers from around the country talking about police and community relations. 

This national follows a recent local TV story by Fox 26's Isiah Carey in which he interviewed a diverse group of HPD officers on their thoughts on police/community relations here in Houston.

FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Friday, April 24, 2015

HPD Video Production Unit Wins 2015 Telly Award

HPD is very proud to announce that our Video Production Unit has won a 2015 Bronze Telly Award in the category of Online Video for “LawEnforcement for Kyssi.” 

Kyssi Andrews is a little girl battling cancer and was made an honorary officer. She did a traffic stop, and rode a horse and in a helicopter, and the video chronicles her day as an officer.

The Telly Awards honors the very best film & video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. “Law Enforcement for Kyssi” was selected out of almost 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Congratulations to our Video Production Unit.

HPD continues to send our thoughts and prayers to Kyssi as she fights! We are behind you, Kyssi!

HPD Recruiting at University of Texas - Brownsville

Officers Slade and Conchola were at the University of Texas - Brownsville recruiting for HPD.

Follow this blog to find out where our Recruiting Officers will be each week.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Recruiting at Lower Rio Grande Valley Academy

What happens when an HPD Recruiter asks a room of cadets "Who wants to be a Houston Police Officer?"


HPD Recruiting Officers Slade and Conchola had a great time speaking to the cadets in Mission, TX.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Missing in Harris County Day

HPD will take part in Missing in Harris County Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 am - 3 pm at The Community of Faith Church located at 1024 Pinemont Drive in Houston. #MissingInHarrisCountyDay is designed to help families and friends with missing loved ones make connections with agencies that can help bring the missing home. The event will feature cyber-security demonstrations, child ID kits, face painting and a series of panel discussions addressing missing persons, search efforts, human trafficking and migrant issues. If you are seeking an missing person, remember to pre-register for the event - we want to make sure we are able to provide you with an informative visit!

Go to THIS LINK for more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Great Recruiting Event at Huston-Tillotson University! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

HPD at Huston-Tillotson University

HPD Recruiting will be at Huston-Tillotson University today and tomorrow. Stop by and see how you can start your career with us!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HPD at Hargrave High School

Officer Gilmore (or is it?) is out at Hargrave High School's Career and College Expo today!

Fort Hood Military Edge Expo

Sgt. Kiesewetter of the HPD Recruiting Division is at Fort Hood until 3 pm today talking to veterans about starting their career with HPD. 

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Officer Jones is doing visits with HPD Recruiting

Officer Jones at San Jacinto College South Campus

Officer Jones at Prairie View A&M

You can follow this blog to see where our recruiters will be each week. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Officers in Action

Recently, Officers C. Kirk, A. Cotter, and M. Oquendo, all assigned to the Clear Lake Patrol Division, were dispatched to a disturbance call at 10600 Sabo Road. The citizen stated that she was being stalked and harassed by her estranged husband. The suspect had broken the citizen’s window prior to officers arriving.  Officers completed a report.

Later in the shift, the suspect returned and the citizen called the police again. This time, officers had a description of the suspect and his vehicle and saw him driving away when they arrived.

Officers followed the suspect and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to pull over and a pursuit began. The suspect evaded until running into a stop sign when he then fled on foot. Officers quickly established a perimeter and were able to arrest the suspect without further incident.

Officers discovered that the suspect had numerous prior arrests included felonies. Officers discussed the facts of this case with the Harris County District Attorney’s Officer and the suspect was charged with Felony Evading Arrest and Felony Violation of a Protective Order. The suspect also had an outstanding felony warrant for burglary of a habitation.

Due to this outstanding police work, a violent felony suspect was taken off of the streets. Great job!