Monday, February 27, 2017

Recruiting Today at Ft. Polk

Senior Police Officer Mark Slade is at Ft. Polk today talking to Veterans about joining HPD. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Recruiting for the Week of February 27, 2017

TOMORROW'S (February 24th) Recruiting Events

City of Houston Recognizes Retired Senior Police Officer Albert Coleman

The City of Houston recognized retired Senior Houston Police Officer Albert Coleman for his outstanding and exemplary service to the Houston Police Department. Mr. Coleman served in the US Army from 1962-1969, then joined HPD from 1969 to 2002. He was the first African-American to integrate the prestigious ranks our Motorcycle Unit "Solos" in 1972. He retired honorably after 33 years, and has still served the community in Northeast Houston as Super Neighborhood President. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lateral Entry Class Announced for August, 2017

Want to join HPD?

A lateral entry class has been approved for August, 2017. This class is for individuals who already have a TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) license.

In addition to being a licensed peace officer, you must meet one of these other requirements also:

At least 3 years of law enforcement experience from sworn date plus a minimum of 18 months active duty with an honorable discharge


At least 3 years of law enforcement experience from sworn date plus 48 semester hours of credit with at least a 2.0 grade point average


At least 5 years of law enforcement experience

The lateral entry academy will be 9 weeks long, but the field training will be the same as traditional academy classes. Other traditional requirements for joining HPD apply and can be found here.

For more information about joining HPD, please go to or call the HPD Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300.