Friday, October 20, 2017

Thank you, Khloe!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed across the nation as a call to action to communities to TAKE A STAND against domestic violence and let survivors know they are not alone.  The Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the area Harris County Constables, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council HCDVCC members quarterly participate in The Harris County Domestic Violence Investigators Alliance. 

The members of the Domestic Violence Investigator Alliance strive to end domestic Violence through coordination of a community response to encourage and to support the victims of domestic violence to speak out.  No one deserves to be in an abusive relationship.  Nearly 1 in 4 American Women aged 18 and older have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner, and domestic violence is still the leading cause of injury to women.  In 2016 in Texas 146 women were killed by male intimate partner in 55 Texas counties.  Harris County had 28 intimate partner fatalities. 

As a community, we need to come together and speak out against domestic violence, help those in abusive relationships and spread awareness of this important issue!     
More information on Domestic Violence and the resources available can be found on the HPD website HERE.

Photo contains:

Will Mejia, Asst. District Attorney,  Deputy Melissa Medietta, Harris Co. Constable Pct 6, Deputy Katrina Cotton, Harris Co. Constable Pct 7, Sgt. Bertha Massie, Harris County Constable Pct. 7 ,  Carvana Cloud, Chief Family Criminal Law Division D.A.’s Office,  Amy Smith, Deputy Director HCDMCC, Kira Webster Lt. HPD, Melissa Holbrook, Sgt. HPD, Nancy Jones, Sgt. HPD, Deputy Darryl Peaks, Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office. 

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

Collins Elementary

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!