Tuesday, August 30, 2016

At The Texan Game!

Breakfast with Seniors!

Special thanks to the residents of The Forum at Memorial Woods who hosted a police appreciation breakfast yesterday.  The senior residents said they wanted to say thank you to HPD for the service we provide to the community.  HPD Chief Martha Montalvo was among the many officers who had breakfast with the seniors, sharing stories and having a great time.  Can’t wait to do it again next year!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ACOP Martha I Montalvo Honored

ACOP Martha I. Montalvo was one of four honorees at the 11th Annual MABA TX Foundation Scholarship Luncheon.

ACOP Montalvo was recognized for “Outstanding Service as a Public Servant.” Other honorees included Dave Ward for “Outstanding Service in the Media.”

Congratulations to all honorees! 

Executive Assistant Chief George Buenik Speaks at the Anti Defamation League

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

HPD, Houston Police Officer's Union, and Community Join Together

HPD played a friendly game of basketball this weekend with ministers and members of the community for a good cause.

The competition was friendly, but the overall message was important. In addition to fostering community relationships, with the help of the Houston Police Officers Union, new back to school supplies were provided to children in the community.

In addition, kids enjoyed Kona Ice on a hot summer day as they got ready for the first day of school.


The event was a success. Thank you to the HPOU and Pastor Carlos Miller, who organized this event and hopes to make this a yearly thing.

For more pictures from this event, please go to the HPD Flickr page AT THIS LINK.

Southwest Patrol Back to School Event at Hobby Elementary

This past weekend, Southwest Patrol hosted a back to school carnival at Hobby Elementary. 

The yearly event offered free school supplies, food, and entertainment for families getting ready for the beginning of school.

There was even a fly over by the HPD Helicopter.

More than 1200 backpacks filled with supplies were handed out to the youth in the community.

For more pictures from this event, please go to the HPD Flickr account AT THIS LINK.

South Central Patrol Holds Its First Back to School Event

South Central Patrol organized and celebrated its first back to school event this past weekend called "Kidz 'n Kopz." 

School supplies and uniforms were donated and given to students as they prepare for the first day of school. 

Because officers know looking good helps to feeling good, free hairs cuts were also provided.

This was a great event for officers to interact with the community. 

For more pictures from this event, please go to the HPD Flickr page AT THIS LINK

Friday, August 19, 2016

HPD on Local Radio Show

Senior Police Officer Barry Curtis was a guest on "Keep Houston Safe." The weekly radio show is hosted by Sgt. Frank Escobedo of the North Patrol Division. The program covers a variety of topics that would be of interest to the community involving HPD.

Officer Curtis talked about PACA and its role within the police department. Officer James Sobota coordinates the HPD Positive Interaction Program (PIP) and was on the program to talk about how citizens could get involved in it.

"Keep Houston Safe" can be heard on KJOZ 880 am on Wednesdays at 11 am. You can also LISTEN ONLINE HERE

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to School

Church Without Walls and HPD

"Youth Move" at the Church without Walls brings together youth and police from different agencies to create "Unity in the Community." 

 This past weekend, officers interacted with the youth, engaged in fun games, and answered and discussed issues with a panel discussion which included criminal defense attorneys and representatives from the District Attorney's office. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Radio One Event at McDonald's

We had a great time with our friends from Radio One, 97.9 the Box, Boom 92, and Majic 102.1, last Friday hanging out in the community. 

Thank you to the McDonald's at Scott and OST for hosting us.

For more pictures from the event, please go to our Flickr page AT THIS LINK

Thank you Boy Scouts Pack 1179

Boy Scout Pack 1179 made "Survival Kits" for HPD and presented them to us this weekend. The kits include many useful tools including "smarties" for wisdom and "Hershey kisses" for love. 

Thank you!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Juggers Are Watching, Be Aware!

The Houston Police Department reminds citizens conducting business in area banks to be alert and attentive to their surroundings to avoid becoming a victim of "juggings."  

"Jugging" refers to a customer targeted as he/she leaves a bank with cash.  Many jugging victims do not know why they were targeted or even realize they were being followed.  Juggers usually conduct surveillance at a bank prior to committing their crimes.  

The jugger parks his vehicle, usually with heavy tinted windows, in an area allowing him to watch the front doors, the outside ATM machine and the drive-through teller line.  Most juggers choose to park in a back row of the bank, directly facing the front doors.  Bank bags and bank envelopes are two top items that will draw a jugger's attention.  

Most juggings occur when the customer leaves the bank and goes to another retail or commercial business.  Suspects will typically follow a customer's vehicle from the bank, with the intent to either break into the vehicle or rob the customer.  A jugger can break into your vehicle and steal your money in as little as five seconds.  

If you feel you are being followed, call 9-1-1 immediately.  Give your current location, direction of travel, vehicle description and the description of the vehicle following you.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

HPD Assistant Chief Finner Meets with Seniors in Sunnyside

Assistant Chief Troy Finner addressed a packed house of Senior Citizens today at the the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, following reports of Seniors being robbed in the area. Chief Finner discussed the importance of reporting crimes that are occurring in the community so the Department can be aware of the incidents and create initiatives to reduce the crimes. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Houston Texans TORO

Noretheast Division Meets With Dr. James Douglas of the NAACP

The Northeast Division hosted Dr. James Douglas, current President of the Houston Chapter NAACP, Professor Emeitrius at the Texas Southern University Law School, and Pastor John Fields of First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

They expressed the importance of establishing and maintaining positive communications between law enforcement and the community.

Positive Interaction Program

Central Division Commander Captain Bennett addresses the members of the Central PIP at the monthly meeting held this week at the Houston Police Officers Union.

Monday, August 1, 2016

HPD Community Outreach visits Vietnamese Community Center

The Houston Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted an Information Exchange recently at the Vietnamese American Community Center. 

The Information Exchange focused on topics of Auto Theft Prevention, Burglary of a Motor Vehicle Prevention, Senior Citizens Crime Prevention and Natural Disaster Preparedness to members of the Vietnamese community.

A member of Crime Stoppers was also present to share information with those in attendance.

For more information on the Information Exchange program, contact the HPD Community Outreach Unit at 713-308-3200.

Northeast Patrol Station Visited by Local Youth Group

The Our Lady of St. John Youth Group visited the Northeast Patrol Station to give out handmade thank you cards and prayer cards. The cards thanked the officers for their service and placed a Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael.