Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beautiful Picture

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Community Policing

Charley's parents sent these photos of him with Sgt. M. Donato of the Central Patrol Division. They said, "Thank you so much for being so kind to our son, Charley. You really went out of your way to put a smile on his face and we really appreciate it."

International Women's Day

HPD celebrates International Women's Day. We are proud of our women of all ranks, both sworn and civilian, who work to protect our city and inspire the next generation.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Crime Stoppers Conference

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Looscan Elementary

HPD and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade 2018

Day 1 of the Crime Stoppers Conference

Monday, February 26, 2018

Community Policing

Mounted Patrol

Thursday, February 22, 2018

North Patrol Command Out with PACA in the North Side of Houston

Pastor Ray Breeding, a member of the Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA), was out with members of the North Patrol Command distributing personal items to people in the Acres Homes Community.

KPRC Channel 2 Story Featuring Officer Jason Cisneroz

HPD tries to tackle officer shortage

In recent weeks we've told you about new efforts to increase recruiting for the Houston Police Department, which is dealing with a shortage of officers. Chief Art Acevedo has acknowledged that finding new recruits is a challenge.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

K9 Rony, EOW February 21, 2018

Overnight, we lost one of our own; K-9 Rony.

Information known is that K-9 Rony and his partner, Senior Officer Dennis Shadden from the Tactical Operations Division were searching for a suspect that had been driving a stolen vehicle and subsequently led officers on a pursuit that ended when the suspect crashed into a bayou in Harris County and then fled on foot to a heavily wooded area. The suspect was eventually apprehended and faces charges.

During the search, K-9 Rony sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be transported to an emergency veterinarian for treatment.  Sadly, K-9 Rony did not survive.

Rony served the citizens of Houston for 7 years and had approximately 250 captures. He was simply one of the best. He will be missed.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Meet a few of our Canine with KTRK Channel 13's "Foti High Five"

Meet T-Rex, Gunnar and Launcher, fighting Houston's bad guys

"Gunnar", "T-Rex" and "The Launcher" are the Houston Police Department's top dogs. They are credited with capturing thousands of take downs in their careers. "He loves finding bad guys," said Ofc. GW Smith. "He's really good at his job." Smith's partner is a dog named Gunnar.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Officer Pham

Friday, February 2, 2018

Chief Acevedo at Baines Middle School

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Officer Roman is Going to Super Bowl LII

HPD officer battling cancer gets 2018 Super Bowl tickets for his work during Harvey

EXCLUSIVE: Surveillance captures standoff in which deputy is shot by handcuffed man Houston radio hosts get into heated argument on Radio Row at Super Bowl 2 teens accused in shooting death of another teen in Spring charged with capital murder Deadly crash closes several westbound lanes of Katy Freeway at Highway 6 Beauty on a budget: Where to go to be pampered for pennies Breakthrough thyroid surgery leaves no scar New option for owning car available to drivers Michigan police department to apologize to woman who reported Larry Nassar years ago Tillerson defies critics, marks important milestone

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

South Central Officers in the Community!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Senior Citizen Presentation in the Vietnamese Community

Officer Don Vo met with the Vietnamese Senior community today to talk about Crime Prevention, Jugging, and Personal Safety. To quote Officer Vo, "I love my senior citizens; they are so fun!"

Eastside Community Training for Officers

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

T-shirt from Puerto Rico

During HPD's outreach to Puerto Rico, Officer Vo was asked to make a T-shirt design to show the Unity of Houston Police Department and Puerto Rico State Police Department working together. Our HPD officers purchased these shirts and donated them as gifts to the Puerto Rico State Police Department Officers thanking them for the experience. These souvenir shirts remind us of our time we spent alongside with our neighboring agency. #HoustonStrong

Friday, January 19, 2018

Stands for Houston: Officers give gifts to fire victims

HPD Officers D. Vo and EJ Joseph saw that children in an apartment complex in south Houston lost all of their belongings in a fire recently.  They felt they had to do something and so went to the shelter where they were temporarily staying and brought comfort packs to these children who just lost everything. As you can see in the video, the children were so excited.

Thank you to KHOU for covering this story. 

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared January 2018 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a similar proclamation for the City of Houston. members of HPD Human Trafficking Unit were at City Hall to accept the proclamation. Pictured are Mayor Sylvester Turner, HPD Vice Division Captain Jim Dale, Assistant Chief Jim Jones, and members of The Landing and United Against Human Trafficking Partners, who represent and assist the victims of human trafficking.

Chief Acevedo at Travis Elementary

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ice Storm in Houston

HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Executive Assistant Chiefs Matt Slinkard and Troy Finner directed traffic yesterday in Downtown Houston. It looks like we are finally thawing out. Great job by all of our officers and staff who worked diligently during the freezing temperatures. 

Thank you KRIV Fox 26

Harvey Hero Hopes To Finally Move Back Home This Month

It's been five months since Hurricane Harvey brought catastrophic and life threatening flooding to the city of Houston. As we continue to move forward, Fox 26 is honoring the heroes of Harvey. Sally MacDonald has the story of a 32 year veteran of the Houston Police Department, who lost his own home while putting the city first.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Shop with A Hero | Houston Police Department

Citywide Positive Interaction Program

Great presentations by Chief Art Acevedo, Captain John Zera of the HPD Command Center, and our partners at the Houston Forensic Science Center last night at the Citywide Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meeting.

We strongly encourage everyone to join their divisional PIP group. You can find all the PIP meetings in the city AT THIS LINK

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Three King's Day in Puerto Rico

From Officer D.Vo of Public Affairs who went to help with the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico:

The holiday season of Christmas & New Year’s Eve may have recently passed but my recent visit to Puerto Rico educated me about the Three King’s Day that is celebrated on January 6, 2018. The day the Three Magi came from the east to Jerusalem bringing gifts for Jesus. HPD Officers organized a toy drive and mailed gifts to our students at Escuela Carmen Sola De Pereira. The kids started school on Tuesday January 9, 2018 and found gifts from the Houston Police Department. 

32nd Annual Comida Food Drive

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

YPAC Christmas Social

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, members of the Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC), along with the Houston Police Department's Community Outreach Unit, hosted a Christmas social and gift-giving event for disadvantaged senior citizens.

The special Christmas party was held at the J.W. Peavey Multi-service Center, where senior citizens gathered to find a surprise holiday celebration, complete with food, games, and gifts.

YPAC fosters communication and trust between the HPD and area youth.  Since 1997, the council has provided a forum where a diverse, volunteer group of high school teenagers meet with the Chief of Police, other police officials and adult mentors to share and discuss issues of importance to Houston's youth, with an emphasis on law enforcement topics.