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.