Eastside Patrol vs Gallegos Elementary soccer game

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

30th Annual Comida/Food Drive | Houston Police Department


The Comida (Food in Spanish) Drive celebrated its 30th year this year by collecting a record-breaking $82,000. This year, the "Comida" drive provided boxes of food for more than 3,500 families in the city of Houston.  Houstonians' generous donations allowed officers to be able to place additional food in the boxes.  Each box of food feeds a family of four during the holidays and provides necessities for the pantry that include flour, rice, beans and vegetables.   

The Houston Police Department, Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, Fiesta Mart and the Pepsi Bottling Group were again sponsors for this annual drive, with Fiesta Mart and the Pepsi Bottling Group having been loyal sponsors the entire 30 years of the food drive. 


The "Comida" Drive began with an officer's concern for the less
fortunate citizens of Houston.  That began what is today one of the
largest food drives in the city of Houston.  During the first year,
approximately 600 families received a box of non-perishable food. 


Thank you, Houston, for your generosity and helping making Comida 2015 such a success! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Santa Hustle!

HPD Recruiting Officer M. Slade came in 2nd place in his group at the Santa Hustle 5K! Great job! 



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Recruiting at UH - Downtown TODAY!


HPD Recruiting Officers are at the University of Houston - Downtown today until 1 pm. Stop by!


At Fort Polk Today


Officer Slade is at Fort Polk today until 12:30pm. Stop by and see how you can start your career with us!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Death of HPD Mounted Patrol Horse Charlotte



It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Charlotte, an HPD Mounted Patrol horse, who died in the line of duty this morning in a motor vehicle accident. This is an ongoing investigation, but the driver of the vehicle is not believed to be at-fault. Her rider, Officer Herrejon was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but is doing well.

Charlotte came to HPD as an unstarted 2-year old Tennessee Walker from Oklahoma. She thrived in HPD Mounted Patrol’s barefoot and natural horsemanship programs. She passed her evaluation period with flying colors and was working the streets of Downtown Houston within a short time of being started under saddle. She loved her job and was always ready to go to work putting bad guys in jail or giving nuzzles to children.

She will be missed.

Thank you to Officer Rose Borisow of the Montgomery County Police for the tribute. 

HPD Comida/Food Drive



HPD, the Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, Fiesta Mart and the Pepsi Bottling Group once again have joined together to sponsor the annual "Comida" Drive.

Stop by one of 14 Fiesta Stores accepting donations. Collection times are today until 8:30 p.m.  and December 5 & 6 from 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The 14 area Fiesta Stores are:
·         2300 N. Shepherd Drive
·         1175 Edgebrook Drive
·         800 S. Wayside Drive
·         4711 Airline Drive
·         10401 Jensen Drive
·         12201 East Freeway
·         8320 FM 1960
·         7510 Bellfort Street
·         5600 Mykawa Road
·         4200 San Jacinto Street
·         6200 Bellaire Blvd
·         8130 Kirby Drive
·         12355 Main Street
·         12584 Westheimer Road

You can also make an online donation at the following link Houston Police Foundation

The "Comida" Drive began 30 years ago with an officer's concern for the less fortunate citizens of Houston.  That began what is today one of the largest food drives in the city of Houston.  During the first year, approximately 600 families received a box of non-perishable food.  Each box fed a family of four during the holiday.

The food drive now provides food for more than 3,500 families in the city of Houston and last year raised $57,000 in cash donations.  All cash donations are used to purchase basic food staples packaged for distribution to families.

The distribution of the food will be held at a later date to churches that pre-registered to participate in the program. 


For more information, go to Houston Police Comida Drive

Officer Jones Recruiting at Lamar University Yesterday

Lamar University is one of our favorite recruiting locations. Follow this blog to see when we will be out there again!

Recruiting our Veterans

HPD proudly recruits Military Veterans to start a second career with us! Yesterday, our recruiters were out at the "Recruiting Military" job fair at Minute Maid Park. Thank you to all who stopped by and met Officer Mark Slade, Officer Cunningham and Officer Reese, who all love to spread the word about joining HPD! 



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

at University of Houston - Clear Lake . . .

... talking about starting a career with HPD!


Recruiting at UHD

The University of Houston - Downtown is always a great recruiting location!


Recruiting at Cy Falls

Officer Gilmore had a great time talking about career opportunities at HPD with the students of the Cy Falls School District last night.