Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Solos (Motorcycle) Competition in Gonzales, LA

The 19th Annual Gulf coast Police Motorcycle Skills and Training Championships is happening this week in Gonzales, Louisiana. Over 150 motor officers from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, and Canada are in attendance to train and compete. 

Proceeds from the event go to St. Jude's Hospital and the Dream Day Foundation. More than $80,000 was raised at last years event. Houston Solo officer Ben Fletcher, Andy Rich, Ernest Skinner, and Luis Vela are representing HPD. Good luck to them!

First Responder Breakfast at The Village of River Oaks

The event was hosted by The Village of River Oaks, a senior retirement village. The Village provides exceptional independent, assisted, and memory care senior living.

Officer Vo, assigned to HPD Public Affairs, established a working relationship with The Village and their activities director is now currently enrolled in the Houston Citizen’s Police Academy and on her 4th week.

Due to recent catastrophic events from Hurricane Harvey, The Village wanted to invite our local HPD officers and HFD to come to a breakfast as a thank you for first responders.

Officer Vo coordinated HPD’s attendance including the Central Patrol Division, who patrols the Village’s area, and invited HFD.

This morning, Lieutenant Nathan Rosenblatt, Central Division's Differential Response Team and Central patrol officers as well as local HFD Station #6 came by to enjoy the breakfast and share a memorable event.

As HPD and HFD openly talked and shared a meal with the seniors, we all thanked the seniors and the staff at The Village for their hospitality.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Astros History in HPD

Did you know there was some Astros History in HPD?

From Captain Greg Fremin of the Training Academy:

"Retired HPD Sergeant and legend JC Hartman dropped by the Training Academy and we rolled out the red carpet for him.

Sergeant Hartman played professional baseball back in the early 60s for the Colt 45s, which later became the Houston Astros. Sergeant Hartman was also the first African-American in HPD to promote to the rank of Sergeant."

Godspeed to you JC!

And our Astros will be playing in game 4 of the ALCS this afternoon. Go Astros!  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kingwood Community Service

Kingwood Patrol Officers had a great time visiting the Rowland/Ballard Preschool meeting the kids and showing them the inside of a patrol car. Thank you for inviting us!