Friday, May 27, 2016

Recruiting on the West Coast!

Officer Slade is recruiting at Camp Pendleton. He says there are a lot of West Coast law enforcement around:



But we think ours still looks best:

Monday, May 23, 2016

ACOP Martha I. Montalvo Addresses Cadet Class 227

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Police Week 2016

HPD was well represented at the National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Acting Chief Martha I. Montalvo spoke at the North Houston Police Memorial Ceremony hosted by Congressman Ted Poe

Unveiling of the portrait for Charlotte, the Mounted Patrol horse killed in the line of duty in December, 2015

Acting Chief Martha I. Montalvo addressing the clergy at the "Day of Prayer"

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Officer Recognized during Awards Luncheon

Recenly, HPD Officer J. Garris was recognized by the Texas Louisiana Gulf coast District Unit for Service National Exchange Club Crime Prevention Luncheon. The narrative is as follows.

As Officer Garris and the suspect struggled, the suspect put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated backwards with Officer Garris standing at the open driver’s door. The door knocked Officer Garris to the ground and the suspect crashed into the SUV traveling down the street. Officer Garris quickly got up and ran towards the wrecked vehicles as the suspect sped off. Officer Garris rushed to his patrol car and pursued the suspect, who took a sharp turn and hit a curb that flattened the front tires. He tried to flee in the disabled vehicle, but the truck went a short distance and rolled to a stop. The suspect then fled on foot. Officer Garris rushed to the truck, made sure the child was okay, and secured him in his patrol car.

Determined not the let the suspect get away, Officer Garris chased him down. This time Officer Garris was able to grab him and restrain him until back up arrived. The suspect was charged with Felony DWI and Felony Evading in a motor vehicle.

Officer Garris is being recognized for his courage and professionalism.

Monday, May 9, 2016


No two days are the same. Working patrol, anything can happen. Great job by Officers Ticas and Saldana!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

After Graduation . . .

The HPD Academy is 6 months of rigorous training, but the training doesn't end when you graduate. The next phase of training is Field Training. Newly-sworn probationary police officers are assigned to a patrol training division and have to complete and pass all phases of the field training program.

Pictured here, new probationary officers who just graduated from Class 225 sit through orientation at the Eastside Patrol Station and learn what is expected of them.