Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 Look Good, Feel Good Back to School Initiative

The Look Good, Feel Good initiative helps get schools supplies to children and provides them with haircuts as they get ready to go back to school.  A challenge was issued to all the HPD patrol stations to donate school supplies for the event.

Northeast Patrol Station won the trophy for the department-wide school supply drive by donating more than 3600 school supply items.  The items included 106 back packs, 1050 pencils, 310 spiral notebook, 315 folders and the list goes on.  Lt. Deese stated, “This was our opportunity to give back to the community and represent Northeast Patrol Station. This trophy will never leave Northeast ‘The Rock’”.

The Look Good, Feel Good Initiative will be at the following locations this Sunday, August 24th, from noon to 4 pm,

Havard Boys and Girls Club
1520 Airline Dr.

Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club
5525 Hobby St.

6309 Martin Luther King

Smartie Pants Academy
4512 Hwy 6 N

For more information about Look Good, Feel Good, contact Officer EJ Joseph of Public Affairs at 713-308-3200.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Home Burglary Prevention

The Houston Police Department wants to help you make your home as safe as possible and a nuisance to would-be burglars.

For example, many intruders enter through weak doors. Having strong doors and door frames, including garage doors, is essential to your security. Steel doors and frames provide enhanced security because they are harder to destroy. If you have hollow-core doors, it is recommended you replace them with a sturdier type. There are wooden doors being manufactured to withstand a tremendous amount of pressure from would-be burglars.

Secure windows and sliding glass doors can be secured with a locking device placed along the track. A broomstick or a wooden rod may work just as well if placed on the track between the door frame and the door. Glass sliding doors are usually secluded from public view and special care must be taken to secure them. Bolt locks can be installed to help prevent the door from being opened or removed from its track.

Burglars will sometimes log your departure and arrival times from and to your home. Help ruin their plot by:

·         -Don't advertise you'll be out of town to casual acquaintances or in social media. Instead, tell a reliable neighbor and have him/her watch your property.

·         -Leave a few lights on or use timers that will turn lights on and off periodically.

·         -Leave drapes in a normal position. Drapes or shades fully closed give a deserted look.

·         -Use an etching device to mark your valuables with an identifying mark known only to you.

·         -Make an inventory list of all your belongings, include serial numbers.

·         -Stop all newspaper deliveries and have someone pick up your mail.

·         -Store an inventory of your valuables in a safe deposit box or fire safe, or file it with your insurance company.
·         -Share this safety information with your neighbors verbally and through social media.

The more citizens heed such advice, the more we can continue the trend on reducing home burglaries, which have decreased about 8 percent in the city for the first six months of 2014, after dropping more than 10 percent in 2013.

To see a home security demonstration by HPD crime prevention experts on best practices of protecting your home, go to the HPD YouTube channel at 

For more information on scheduling an officer to perform a home security check at your residence, call HPD Public Affairs at 713-308-3200 or your local law enforcement agency.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HPD Crime Prevention Initiative "Help Us Help You"

HPD is kicking off a crime prevention initiative titled "Help Us Help You" and will offer weekly tips and information to help all of us in the fight against all crimes.

At a news conference today, Senior Police Officers J. Byrd and H. Abad shared tips on home burglary prevention. 

To watch our officers conduct an on-site home security check and for concise tips for all homeowners to follow CLICK HERE