Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Power of Social Media

If you still doubt the power of social media, here is a great story from KHOU Channel 11 about how social media helped a Houston area boy find his way back to his family. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

March on Crime in the Sunnyside Neighborhood

Thank you to KTRK ABC 13 for this story on HPD Community Service at the Sunnyside Storefront doing a March on Crime.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

HPD Bike Relay Team

Members of the HPD Bike Relay Team did a logistics drive to Tacoma, Washington recently.  In June, the relay team will ride bicycles from Houston to Tacoma to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Approximately 40 officers will leave Discovery Green Park and won’t stop until they reach Tacoma. This year marks the 33rd anniversary of this event. We will be following along on the ride via HPD's Facebook page. Stay tuned. 

Positive Interaction Program (PIP)

The Positive Interaction Program (PIP) holds monthly meetings featuring speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc) explaining how their division operations. There are always varying topics of interest presented because the free flow of information and ideas gives both the department and citizens a better understanding of each other's needs and expectations.

There are divisional PIP meetings as well as a Citywide PIP. You must be a member of a divisional PIP to come to the Citywide PIP. The Citywide PIP meets every other month.

For more information about the Positive Interaction Program go to http://www.houstontx.gov/police/pip/ . You can also contact the station that patrols your neighborhood and ask to speak to a community service officer. Here is a link with all HPD substations and storefronts.  http://www.houstontx.gov/police/contact/substations.htm

Mo the Mule

In case you missed one of the newest stars of HPD Mounted Patrol, here is Mo the Mule showing everyone why he can patrol Downtown Houston just like his horse coworkers. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Get to Know Your Community Service Officer

Citizens often want to know how to get more police patrols in their neighborhood. It is a good idea to get to know which station patrols your neighborhood and who your community service officer is.

Your neighborhood is patrolled by a specific patrol station. You can call the station and ask to speak to a community service officer. Community service officers are police officers assigned to storefronts whose job is to be a liaison between the community and the department.

Here is a link http://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/hpd_beat_map.pdf to a map showing the police districts and which patrol station the districts are assigned to. (This is the same as pictured) The map will help you get an idea of which station you can call. Once you call the station, you can ask to speak to a community service officer. Know that most community service officers work out of storefronts, so ask which storefront would be closest to you.

Here is a list of all patrol and storefronts along with phone numbers  http://www.houstontx.gov/police/contact/substations.htm

Thank you for supporting HPD. 

HPD Baylor Alumni

HPD is proud to have within its ranks college graduates from many outstanding universities. Pictured here from left to right: Captain L. Baimbridge, Sergeant D. Bogaard, Captain M. Skillern, and Lieutenant C. Bellamy.