Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Area Schools are Starting Back


Here's a message from HPD Chief Art Acevedo reminding everyone to #GetBackInTheZone. Some schools have started already while others begin soon. Let's work together to keep our kids safe! #BackToSchool.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Back to School

Friday, August 10, 2018

Gun Safety

Central Back to School



Yesterday was a huge success for over 400+ Elementary/Middle School students. The Central Achiever's Backpack and Supply Drive would have not been possible without the support of the community! Special Thanks To: Central Patrol (Captain Guinn-Shaver, Lt. Davis, Sgt. Roque, Sgt. Wall, Sgt. Gonzales), Pepsi Co, Staples Inc., Sally M., Christ the King Church, Boys & Girls Club (Havard Club), Houston Texans Teen Club, Montie Beach Civic Organization, and HPOU. For all those who contributed and wished to be anonymous...Thank You! Finally, to the many volunteers and residents who sacrificed your resources, time, or both...Thank You!



Monday, July 30, 2018

Event in Sunnyside


HPD Fox

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Eastside PIP



Sgt Hicks of the HPD Auto Theft Division spoke to the members of the Eastside Patrol Division Positive Interaction Program (PIP) last night. He reminded residents to lock cars, take valuables, and park in well-lit areas. 

Badges and Bears

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

PAL

Comfort Cases


HPD Officers visited the Chimney Rock Center to donate Comfort Cases. These cases contain toothbrushes, blankets, teddy bears, socks, books, and other items. The children at the Chimney Rock Center are often displaced for various reasons, and these cases give them something they can call their own. Every child deserves to know that they matter! 

HPD and Special Olympics



Officer Tracie Mathews – Segura assigned to the South Central Patrol Station was selected to be the Texas law enforcement representative in Seattle, Washington for the 2018 USA Special Olympics Games. Officer Mathews – Segura was also a Final Leg Torch Runner for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. HPD Captain Kristine Anthony, commander over the Training Division, was also present to cheer on our Texas athletes.

The Special Olympics USA Games were held at Husky Stadium.

From Officer Mathews – Segura: “Several years ago I found myself disappointed in myself, for not making the difference I had sought out to do when I joined Law Enforcement, I felt like I had failed. Then entered Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. I have met so many extraordinary men and women who we see compete and call themselves Special Olympic Athletes, and who I am blessed to call my friends.”

Congratulations to all of the Special Olympics Athletes who represented Texas in Seattle.





Friday, July 6, 2018

HPD Boxing


“The goal of the Houston Police Department boxing association is to promote the physical, mental and academic prosperity of the youth in the community. The HPD boxing association is a proponent in the belief of the importance of mentoring the youth, many of whom face disproportionate risks and challenges. At every possible opportunity, the officers nurture a relationship with the youth to develop trust and cooperation through an unceasing commitment to the community in which we serve.

The mission of the HPD boxing association is to provide community centered activities that help at-risk youth in the second ward/ east end community, and create techniques to help negotiate the daily stressors and life experiences in a positive manner. The boxing association will be partnering with The Knockout Factory East End to develop a youth boxing organization. Through athletics, mentorship and intervention, the partnership between the two organizations will create a youth program that will develop positive, productive and prosperous members of our community.”


Join us for Battle of the Badges on September 14, 2018 at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338. All proceeds will go towards Knockout Factory to help pay for their participation in the boxing program, and Assist the Officer, and Assist the Firefighter.

Relational Policing

HPD officers help Missouri family enjoy July 4 fireworks show

HOUSTON - A lot of people were disappointed Freedom Over Texas was washed out on the Fourth of July. That includes a family who drove from Missouri to attend the festival. Jessica Eddleman says they made the trip so her 11-year-old daughter could see Chris Young play.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thank you, Mali



THANK YOU to an AWESOME young lady named Mali, who used her B-Day Party to have her friends bring s to donate to HPD!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Houston Soccer Academy


Great time today at the Houston Soccer Academy hosted by the Houston Dynamo! 

GHPAL

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Camp ZAC at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club summer safety pool safety






PAL Event!!!

Ice Cream

Acres Homes


Great time earlier this month at the Acres Homes Block Party. HPD Sgt. Escobedo showed kids a patrol car. The event also included face painting and a petting zoo. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

North Belt Coffee With Cops



Great #RelationalPolicing event today at the McDonald's at 185 West Rd which is in North Belt Station's Patrol area. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Coffee With a Cop

Friday, June 22, 2018

National Take Your Dog to Work Day



Finnigan Park



Officer Chris Morales had a great time working with youth in conjunction with Houston Parks and Recreation at Finnigan Park. 

PAL and Summer Book Reading Fair

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Juneteenth



Officer Arceneaux rode on with Houston Fire Fighters on one of their ladder trucks during the Juneteenth Parade through the city. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

HPD at Ripley House


Officer Webb visited the kids at the Ripley House Community Center and spoke about Bullying and Safety.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Eastside Community Outreach Training

PAL at Garden Villas Elementary School



Great time yesterday at Garden Villas Elementary School with our Eastside PAL officers and HPD SWAT!

De Zavala Elementary

Summer Safety

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Captain Campbell of Traffic Enforcement Division Talking about Wrong Way Drivers

Woman charged with DWI after driving the wrong way on I-45

A wrong-way driver has been charged after several near-misses with other drivers on the North Freeway overnight. Elizabeth Nichols, 22, is in custody. Cell phone video captures the moment drivers were heard hitting their brakes as Nichols, who police say was driving a red Kia at 60 miles per hour north in the southbound lanes, headed toward them around 12:40 a.m.

Youth Tennis Program



How do HPD Greater Houston Police Activities League (PAL) officers get ready for summer? They play tennis!

The USTA Generation Tennis Coaches Workshop taught officers how encourage kids to play tennis and how to teach them tennis skills. Free summer youth tennis programs are available at 39 neighborhood parks in the Houston area. For more information, go to the Houston Youth Tennis Program website

Badges and Bears



Another great Badges and Bears event at Memorial Hermann Hospital recently. This time, therapy dogs helped with spreading a little cheer to the patients.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Women In Transition

Southwest Patrol Community Service


Officers from the Southwest Patrol Community Services Unit were at the Randall’s on Holcombe yesterday providing crime prevention information to the community. HPD has a great partnership with many of our community businesses and look forward to working with more in the future.

Look for the Southwest Community Service officers to be at the Kroger 10306 S Post Oak on June 7th, the Fiesta on 12355 Main on June 8th, and the Walmart at 9555 S. Post Oak on June 22nd. Come out and see us! 


Friday, June 1, 2018

Texas Brotherhood Ride stops in Houston


Thank you to the Texas Brotherhood Ride for stopping at the HPD memorial and remembering our fallen Sgt. Steve Perez.

From their website: The Texas Brotherhood Ride consists of Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS personnel who ride bicycles to honor emergency responders who died in the line of duty. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support to their families and co-workers.

Watch the live ceremony on the HPD Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Garden Villas Elementary

Second segment of "Feet on the Street"



Our second installment of "Feet on the Street" is now on the HPD YouTube channel AT THIS LINK. Officer Lahar talks with seniors about phone scams, identify theft, and on the full video on YouTube, skimmers. 

Full video below:


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Happy Birthday, Gunnar!


Happy 10th birthday to our K9 Gunnar! He had a great time celebrating. This will be Gunnar's last birthday as an active HPD K9 since he will be retiring later this summer. Eat all the treats, Gunnar, and have a great birthday!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Badges and Bears

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

City of Houston Pools and HPD PAL


Mayor Sylvester Turner along with HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Houston Parks and Recreation Department announced a new partnership to engage Houston's youth. HPD's Police Activities League (PAL) will take an active role in providing impactful recreation, sports, and enrichment opportunities for youth in Houston parks this summer.

City of Houston pools open Memorial Day weekend. For a complete listing of pools and hours of operation, please go to THIS LINK

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Montrose Center





Great meeting today at the Montrose Center focusing on the Transgender community. Thank you to Lou Weaver and Atlantis Narcisse for collaborating with us about our future "Information Exchange" that will be presented to our officers.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

West Houston Leadership Institute

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

North Belt's First PIP Meeting!

2018 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony



HPD Mounted Patrol was proud to take part in the 2018 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Monday, May 7th at the State Capitol in Austin. We remember all the officers killed in the line of duty including HPD Sgt. Steve Perez, who was killed during Hurricane Harvey. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Coffee and Cars


Great time this weekend at the monthly Coffee and Cars event in West Houston.








Sadly, these are not HPD vehicles



Friday, May 4, 2018

May the 4th Be With You

via Instagram

Thank you to the first graders at Helms Elementary for helping us celebrate #maythe4thbewithyou #StarWarsDay