Thursday, May 26, 2016

Senior Safety Initiative

Officers from the Houston Police Department's Community Services Unit, along with local businesses and community partners, teamed up to complete the final phase of the senior citizen home burglary prevention initiative. 

Phase one of the initiative began in April at an event at the Sunnyside Multi-Service center where seniors were provided crime prevention tips and encouraged to sign up for free home security surveys provided by an HPD officer certified to conduct such surveys.  Officers contacted residents who requested the surveys and have spent the past several weeks surveying the residences to determine specific needs to make their homes more secure.

The first house was visited today by HPD, members of the Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA), and Houston’s Ministers Against Crime. The volunteers installed alarms and made any necessary security updates to the house.

This initiative is generously sponsored by: Allstate, African American Police Officer League, Chick Fil A, Crime Stoppers of Houston, Harris County Area on Aging, Harris County Precinct 7, Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni, Houston Fire Department, Houston Health Department, Houston’s Ministers Against Crime, Houston Police Federal Credit Union, Houston Police Officers' Union, Police and Clergy Alliance, The Home Depot, and Youth-Police Advisory Council.



Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Harvestime Church Luncheon

Pictured from L to R: Booker Morris III (District Manager for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's Office, Lt. Dennis Carter, Natalie Zuiwga and Carlos Sanchez (North Harris County Chamber of Commerce)

Pictured from L to R: State Representative Sefronia Thompson, Lt. Dennis Carter, Bishop Sheldon Brady (Pastor Harvestime Church)

Lt. Dennis Carter addressing the attendees at the Harvestime Church Luncheon

Friday, May 13, 2016

HPD Helps Flood Victim

Many people lost their belongings in the April floods.

When HPD Officer Lahar heard that Alexis and her three kids lost everything, he knew he had to do something to help.

After organizing a collection of basic necessities within his division of HPD, Officer Lahar learned that Alexis’ situation was more serious than he first thought; Alexis had lost all of the furniture she had bought just before the flood.

The generous people at Bi Rite Furniture stepped up and donated furniture, including bunk beds for her three kids.

Today, Bi Rite Furniture and HPD made the special delivery and set it up in her apartment, which is still in need of repair. In addition, the HPOU provided a donation to Alexis and her family to help them get back on their feet.

For more pictures from today, please go to the HPD Flickr page 

Career Day

Friday, May 6, 2016

HPD in the Community

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Events on Tuesday, May 10th

HPD and P.A.R.T.

Lt. Carter, Sgt. Anthony, and Officer Arceneaux of HPD Public Affairs, are part of a program teaching at-risk teens in the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. Currently,they are in week 6 of the program called Police and At Risk Teens (P.A.R.T.). Pictured also is attorney Gracie Saenz, who was an inspirational speaker and make encouraging remarks to the youth.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Meeting with the Muslim Community

Lt. Dennis Carter of HPD Public Affairs met with Muslim community members in southwest Houston regarding cultural diversity and police community relations.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Drug Take Back

HPD partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and offered a Drug/Medicine Take Back Day recently. Eight HPD locations were identified as locations where citizens could bring unused or expired drugs for proper disposal. 

Pictured are the drugs collected at the Heights Storefront. Thank you to all the citizens who came out to this event and participated!