Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cultural Diversity Tour



Today, cadet class 234 took part in the cultural diversity tour of Houston. This tour is part of the department’s long-standing commitment to community policing and is designed to expose police cadets to the variety of cultures found in the City of Houston.  

 During the all-day tour, cadets will meet with guides from the Acres Homes, Montrose, Meyerland, Westside, Southwest, and Eastside communities.  At each stop, a guide will instruct cadets on the history, culture and socioeconomics of their specific community.  In addition, the guide will explain how community members perceive the police.  Following this 30 minute instruction and subsequent question and answer period, the guide will board the bus with cadets for a brief tour of the community.




Monday, April 9, 2018

Day With SWAT


The Houston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (HCPAAA) recently had a "Day with SWAT." Citizens were able to witness the tough and rigorous training that SWAT goes through to prepare them to handle the dangerous scenarios they may encounter.

To become a member of HCPAAA, you must go through the 10 week  Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class. Would you like to join our next CPA class? HPD holds two classes a year. For information about joining a future CPA class, go to THIS LINK.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What are "sliders?"


Do you know what a "slider" is? Find out in our first installment of "Feet on the Street." See the full video AT THIS LINK

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Astros Baseball is Back


Houston Astro baseball is back in town! It was great to win the first home game! Good luck the rest of the season and let's become back to back World Series Champions! 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Information Exchange



The first Information Exchange presentation of the year (2018) coordinated by the Houston Police Department’s Senior Community Liaison Dr. Tim Dang was held recently at the Sunrise Adult Activity & Health Center, 9525 Wilcrest Drive.

The Houston Police Department personnel listed below shared helpful crime prevention information with the Vietnamese community:

Willie Anthony, Sergeant, HPD Public Affairs

Tracy Hicks, Sergeant, HPD Auto Theft Division
Presentation Topic: Auto Theft and Burglary of  a Motor Vehicle Prevention

Jeremy Lahar, Senior Police Officer, HPD Public Affairs
Presentation Topic: Personal Safety

Patrick LeBlanc, Lieutenant, HPD Special Victims Division
Presentation Topic: Elder Abuse

Phan Thanh, Sergeant, HPD Burglary and Theft Division
Presentation Topic: Burglary and Theft Prevention

Alma Gonzalez, Counselor, HPD Criminal Investigation Command, Family Violence Unit
Presentation Topic: Domestic Violence

There were over 100 citizens in attendance. The discussion included the following: Auto Theft; Burglary of a Motor Vehicle; Personal Safety; Elder Abuse; Burglary and Theft; and Domestic Violence. The exchange concluded with questions and answers. An interpreter was present to translate from English to Vietnamese.

The purpose of the Information Exchange Initiative is to enhance communications between police officers and citizens throughout various areas of the city. The goal is to educate the high concentration of Vietnamese immigrants by providing them with crime prevention literature, and discussing crime prevention strategies and concerns. These citizens historically are not very comfortable with interacting with police officers within the department. This exchange promotes the department’s community policing and let’s citizens from this community know that we care and are available.