Monday, June 30, 2014

Chief McClelland meets with Houston Chronicle Interns

HPD Chief Charles McClelland met for an hour today with 18 students enrolled in the Houston Chronicle Journalism Summer Workshop for a “student intern news conference.”

They talked about a range of topics including HPD’s staffing and how it will be addressed, diversity of the department (52% of officers are minority, 1100 officers speak more than one language), case assignments (priority on crimes against people, and then property), HPDs youth programs to deter gang activity (such as The Boys & Girls Club and YPAC), and the dangers of texting and driving. 

Most in the group attend schools in Fort Bend and Harris Counties, and Chief McClelland encouraged the students to join the Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC).

For more information about YPAC, go to this link.

Friday, June 27, 2014

City of Houston Juvenile Curfew

Even though school is out, there is still a juvenile curfew in the City of Houston. The curfew applies to juveniles under the age of 17.

Juveniles cannot remain, walk, run, drive or ride about in or upon any public place in the city between the hours of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. Friday through Saturday.

There are exceptions, such as being with a parent, which are listed on the City of Houston website.

For more information, call the HPD Juvenile Division at 713-731-5335.