Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Community Outreach

NAIC Grand Champion

Congratulations to HPD Senior Police Officer Rommel Garcia, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division, for his outstanding performance at the North American Inspectors Championship.  The competition is dedicated to testing, recognizing, and awarding commercial motor vehicle inspector excellence.  

Officer Garcia won the Level I Inspection category, as well as the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award, a first among local agency members in the competition’s 25 year history.  Corporal Garcia was recognized as the best commercial motor vehicle inspector in all of North America.

Officer Garcia was recognized for his achievement by HPD Chief Art Acevedo and the Command Staff this week. Congratulations! 

CVSA Announces the Winners of the 2017 North American Inspectors Championship - CVSA - Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Fifty-one commercial motor vehicle inspectors representing jurisdictions throughout North America gathered in Orlando, Florida, Aug. 7-11, 2017, to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 25th annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), the only event dedicated to testing, recognizing and awarding commercial motor vehicle inspector excellence.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Looscan Elementary Back to School Jam

This past weekend, HPD was proud to take part in a “Back to School Jam” at Looscan Elementary School.

Students and families were provided giveaways and got to meet the teachers.

Mobile PIP

Captain Guinn-Shaver organized a tour for the area constituents to ride with HPD in vans provided to assist in identifying issues in their community.  The event began at the Leo Castillo multi-purpose center.  We embarked through the neighborhood and returned to have a round table discussion on what was identified at concerns or issues and how the police will respond.  

It was a great way of HPD and the community working together to come up with solutions! 

August Alianza Against Crime (CANCELLED)


It's that time again!
"Alianza Against Crime" is this Saturday. This will be the 4th installment and taking place in 11H40's beat. The Alianza Against Crime project is Eastside specific, with each monthly event tailored to fit the specific needs of the hosting neighborhood.
The event offers:
*A bilingual town hall forum, for an opportunity to chat with police leadership.
*Resource fair with valuable information in English and Spanish, from BARC, HCSO, HPD, Mexican Consulate, City Of Houston CERT, Constable Precinct 2, and more.
*Police displays/ demonstrations from HPD SWAT, Hostage Negotiation Team, Pct. 2, HCSO, HPD K-9, face painting for the kiddos, and the HPD Explorers w/ a traffic stop demonstration.
** We will also be providing free immunizations for back to school, via the city Health Department. Eligibility requirements are:
Uninsured. Medicaid, Chip, Alaskan Native American Children age 0-18, 19 years of age and older and completely uninsured to receive vaccines at no cost. Must also bring shot records.
Come by and join us! This Saturday, from Noon-2p.m at Oak Meadows Park, located at 500 Ahrens.
Hope to see you & if you can, drop off some school supplies for Eastside schools as well!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

HPD on 900 am Saigon Radio

Houston police reach out to Vietnamese community on local Saigon Radio

Houston police officers took to the radio Wednesday in an effort to continue outreach to the city's large Vietnamese population. Officer Vo of the Houston Police Department tweeted that he appeared on local Saigon Radio (900 AM) to talk about crime prevention.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Join Us for the September Citywide Positive Interaction Program Meeting

Back to School at Park Place Elementary

HPD Officer Vo attended the BPSOS Health Fair Back to School Event at Park Place Elementary. He spoke to the Vietnamese families and helped them with their free school supplies. He also answered their questions and concerns. 

Talking with Kids at Leaders of Life

True Light Baptist Church

Another Back to School Bash

North Side Back to School Fair

 HPD partcipated in the annual Northside Back to School Health and Resource Fair organized by the Office of State Representative Jessica Farrar. The members of the planning committee include: Avenue CDC; Angelica Vasquez-State Farm Agent; City of Houston – Moody Community Center; Council Member Karla Cisneros; Go Neighborhoods – Northside Village; Greater Northside Management District; Leonel Castillo Community Center, BakerRipley; MD Anderson Family YMCA; METRO, Office of State Senator Sylvia Garcia; and Wesley Community Center.

The purpose of the event is to provide school-aged children and their families within the Near-Northside community information about community based organizations and the resources they provided. The health fair also provides health and dental screenings at no cost to all who participate. An incentive for attending the fair is a backpack filled with school supplies.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coffee and Conversation!

The President of Super Neighborhood #51, Mr. Randall Baxley invited Lt. N. Rosenblatt and Sergeant M. Donato of Central Patrol to his home for coffee and breakfast recently.  This is a great example of citizens and officers coming together to make our communities better.

G.R.E.A.T. Fun Day at Emancipation Park

Piñata Picture Day!

It was a Piñata Class Picture Day at the Leo Castillo multi-purpose center !   Community Service- Community Pride!

Leslie Tenorio, Program Assistant at the Leonel Castillo.
“I want to thank you all for taking the time to be part of our picture.

We greatly appreciate all you do for our community.” 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Child Safety Presentation

Officers Lahar and Vo visited the Williams Tower and presented a Child Safety Program. They spoke with children between 5 and 8 years of age on topics of policing, child safety, stranger danger, and gun safety. The children had a great time talking with us and keeping an open dialogue as we answered their questions with their parents in the room. 

Kingwood Family Meets HPD Sergeant to Thank Him for Kind Act

Kingwood family meets sergeant to thank him for kind act

A Kingwood family is thankful for a Houston police sergeant who "Stands for Houston" with a sticker and a smile.

Friday, August 4, 2017

HPD Participated in the Quarterly Alief Meeting

Business leaders and community leaders in Alief met and discussed current issues recently.  Captain Faulhaber, Westside Patrol, opened the meeting with crime trend updates and current arrests that had occurred.  Captain Faulhaber reassured the community his officers were working hard and catching the suspects committing  recent robberies.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Former Inmates Thank Officers at Westside Patrol Station

Former inmates wash cars to thank law enforcement

HOUSTON - It's begins with a pure intention. "I want to just be able to put Christ on display," said Torrance Wilson, a former inmate & member of C.H.A.R.M. Prison Ministry. Add a little soap, water and some elbow grease, then you're left behind with a clean heart.