Friday, August 28, 2015
Our recruiters travel all over the country to find the best candidates to join HPD. Here, Recruiting Officer M. Slade takes his run through NYC and stops by some iconic places while always representing HPD! He did this before the hiring event at Ft. Drum that happened yesterday.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recently welcomed dozens of
new police recruits to their first day of training in HPD's 224th Police
On July 7, Class #224 gathered in room #436 at the L. D. Morrison Police
Training Academy at 17000 Aldine Westfield for the beginning of the 26-week
rigorous training to join the ranks of HPD. Following this intensive
training, the cadets will graduate and be sworn in as HPD officers and join the
rank and file to serve and protect the citizens of Houston.
Chief McClelland spoke to the cadets on numerous topics including
expectations, Houston's cultural diversity and HPD's core values.
HPD is hiring! Anyone interested in becoming an HPD officer is urged to
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After the funeral services for Retired Senior Police Officer Edward Thomas this past Tuesday, Captain Greg Fremin, Commander of the Northeast Patrol Station where Mr. Thomas worked for the majority of his career, gave a tour of the station to Mr. Thomas’ relatives.
Captain Fremin pointed out that Mr. Thomas has a permanent wall dedication to him inside the station. The family of Mr. Thomas was overwhelmed at the love and support shown to him throughout his career with HPD.
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Monday, August 17, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
HPD awards the “Public Service Award” to citizens who voluntarily act in circumstances requiring unusual courage or heroism while assisting a police officer or other citizens.
Six-year-old Fabian Jasso was walking with his mother and grandmother when they were confronted by suspects trying to rob them. He witnessed his grandmother get shot by the suspects. Investigators showed Fabian a photospread, and he immediately positively identified the shooter. Fabian was interviewed at the Children’s Assessment Center, and again he immediately and positively identified the target suspect and even identified tattoos the suspect had on his neck and arms. With the identification of the suspect, Robbery Investigators were able to charge the suspect with aggravated robbery. Homicide Investigators subsequently linked this suspect and another to other crimes including one where a citizen was killed, thus leading to charges of Capital Murder against the suspects.
Fabian is a very courageous boy considering he was able to observe details in the robbery even after his grandmother had been shot in front of him. The department is proud to recently present the Public Service Award to Fabian Jasso.
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A special night for these 62 men & women readying to receive badges to serve and protect the city of Houston! pic.twitter.com/K96tbOqc0f— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 12, 2015
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 13, 2015
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
HPD Recruiting Officer Greg Gilmore is on holiday in England, but still spread the news that HPD is hiring. He exchanged patches with local law enforcement and saw the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
|Officer Gilmore exchanging patches with two recruiting officers from Scotland Yard.|
|In front of Buckingham Palace|
|Officer Gilmore in a retired police car from Scotland Yard|
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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Houston Police Department is sad to announce the passing of retired Senior Police Officer Edward A. Thomas. Mr. Thomas, as he was affectionately known throughout the department, passed away this morning (August 10) of natural causes.
On July 27, HPD Headquarters was renamed the Houston Police Department Edward A. Thomas Building in a short ceremony that celebrated Officer Thomas' dedication and 63 years of service. In 1948 Officer Thomas graduated from Cadet Class #1 and received numerous awards, commendations and letters of appreciation during his HPD career.
Officer Thomas was also one of the first African American police officers to join HPD and served during a time of systemic discrimination throughout the department. However, Mr. Thomas persevered and served with dedication and hard work. At the time of his retirement, he was the most revered and respected officer within the Houston Police Department.
"I am saddened to hear of Mr. Thomas' passing," said HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. "He was a man who I respected immensely and was honored to know and call my friend. The Houston Police Department and the City of Houston was a better place of having had him as an officer."
Officer Thomas was 95. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.
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Saturday, August 8, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
HPD Senior Police Officer Jed Rose demonstrates in a short video how hot the interior of a car can get in a short period of time, even on a cloudy day. In the span of just 20 minutes, Officer Rose reported a dramatic 22 degree temperature increase inside the car.
Leaving a child alone in a hot car is a criminal offense and can lead to a person being arrested, charged and prosecuted.
Officer Rose is joined by HPD K9 Gunnar, who is present only to remind citizens that dogs should also never be left in a car unattended. Dr. Michael Seely, from VERGI 24/7 Emergency Animal Clinic, describes the risk in leaving your dog in a hot car, as well as signs that your dog is overheated.
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Thursday, August 6, 2015
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
For the past few years, HPD has challenged each patrol station to collect school supplies for back to school. Northeast Patrol Station has won the trophy, and this year there is a serious push from other stations such as Midwest Patrol to unseat them.
The competition is all in good fun, and the children end up being the true winners as they have new supplies when they head back to school.
If you would like to donate, please call HPD Public Affairs at 713-308-3200 or visit any HPD Patrol Station.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The 9/11 Heroes Run raises awareness and honors the fallen of September 11th, as well as veterans, first responders, and military. The run will be held at Ellington Field on Saturday, September 12th , 2015 at 7:30 am. HPD is very excited to be a part of this event, and will provide updates here and on our Facebook page.
To register for the run, CLICK HERE!
All local proceeds will benefit the Texas Association of First Responders, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Charitable Foundation, and Assist the Officer.
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