Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ice Storm in Houston

HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Executive Assistant Chiefs Matt Slinkard and Troy Finner directed traffic yesterday in Downtown Houston. It looks like we are finally thawing out. Great job by all of our officers and staff who worked diligently during the freezing temperatures. 

Thank you KRIV Fox 26

Harvey Hero Hopes To Finally Move Back Home This Month

It's been five months since Hurricane Harvey brought catastrophic and life threatening flooding to the city of Houston. As we continue to move forward, Fox 26 is honoring the heroes of Harvey. Sally MacDonald has the story of a 32 year veteran of the Houston Police Department, who lost his own home while putting the city first.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Shop with A Hero | Houston Police Department

Citywide Positive Interaction Program

Great presentations by Chief Art Acevedo, Captain John Zera of the HPD Command Center, and our partners at the Houston Forensic Science Center last night at the Citywide Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meeting.

We strongly encourage everyone to join their divisional PIP group. You can find all the PIP meetings in the city AT THIS LINK

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Three King's Day in Puerto Rico

From Officer D.Vo of Public Affairs who went to help with the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico:

The holiday season of Christmas & New Year’s Eve may have recently passed but my recent visit to Puerto Rico educated me about the Three King’s Day that is celebrated on January 6, 2018. The day the Three Magi came from the east to Jerusalem bringing gifts for Jesus. HPD Officers organized a toy drive and mailed gifts to our students at Escuela Carmen Sola De Pereira. The kids started school on Tuesday January 9, 2018 and found gifts from the Houston Police Department. 

32nd Annual Comida Food Drive

Friday, December 22, 2017

Great Community Service Outreach by Central Patrol!

Officer Freeman, assigned to the Central  Patrol Station, has been an Patrol Officer at Central for 12 years and works the Near North Side Neighborhood. During her time she has made outstanding relationships in the community. One of them is with Mr. Pena , whom she checks on from time to time. Recently, she observed Mr. Pena in need of dire assistance.  Officer Freeman took to Facebook and posted a picture with her and Mr. Pena with the following message:

“I need a Christmas miracle...this is Mr. Pena, a citizen friend in my beat who I check on time to time. He's a proud and strong 75-80 years old young man (he won't tell me his age lol). He needs a new wheelchair...anybody know anyone who may have a gently used one or somewhere I can find one cheap. The foot rest thingie is broken and he keeps hurting his feet (he's already healing from a broken leg) and the wheels don’t work well either. He was also asking if anyone knows anyone who maybe able to fix the hole in his roof and maybe help around the house a little.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Please pass on to your church/friends.”

Officer Freeman was able to work with Officer Vogelsang of our Homeless Outreach Team to get a wheelchair for Mr. Pena. The HOT Tram also provided a warm jacket and  blanket for Mr. Pena. Captain Guinn-Shaver of Central Patrol reached out to Walgreens located on Studemont and Washington and they provided numerous gifts (wheelchair cushion, cookies, pants, and socks)  to make his Christmas one he will never forget. This is a great example of excellent community policing and using the tool of social media to assist our wonderful community.