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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

"It Can Wait" Vehicle Wrap Campaign

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church

Chief Art Acevedo joined the parishioners of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church for lunch today. He and HFD Chief Sam Pena helped serve luncheon and spoke with residents about public safety.

New Southwest Patrol Station

HPD Opens New Station In Southwest Houston | Houston Public Media

One of the main features of the new facility is a 2,300 square foot community room Mayor Sylvester Turner and several members of the City Council hosted Friday a grand opening ceremony for a new Houston Police Department (HPD) station that will cover the southwest section of the city.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

HPD participates with United Airlines in Fantasy Flight |

Officer Nichols and "Maria"

Spencer Solves It: HPD officer reunited with stray dog found while volunteering after Maria

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Shop with a Hero at Walmart

The Southwest Division Community Service Officers paired with Walmart and the Rice School La Escuela Rice to host our 1st annual Shop with a Hero.  The Rice School selected 25 deserving students to participate in the event.  The students were paired with a local police officer, fire fighter or teacher and given the opportunity to spend their $100 gift card.  It was an outstanding event and one that Walmart has committed to hosting again next year.

Navidad en el Barrio

Monday, December 4, 2017

HPD in Puerto Rico

Houston police officers spend holiday working to rebuild Puerto Rico

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