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Election day is near!

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 11.7.22

The HPOU PAC endorses . . .(PRINT HERE) THE FOLLOWING LIST OF NAMES ARE THOSE CANDIDATES the HPOU PAC has deemed the best representatives of the interest of Houston police officers and their families. It’s crucial that every person whose name appears herewith win the election set for Tuesday, Nov. 8. Early voting is alreadyRead more

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With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 11.7.22

Thank you for your kind card with expressions of sympathy as well as for your prayers in our time of bereavement.  We are at peace knowing that Bruce had been sovereignly granted by God the Father, in and through Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, eternal Life in Heaven – by grace He was savedRead more

With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 10.10.22

Thank you for the beautiful flowers, and your support, and prayers during our loss. Love, Graciela Brown and Family   To My HPOU Family, Thank you so much for the beautiful plant for my Mother’s service. We appreciate you! Joslyn Johnson & Family   Dear HPOU, We so appreciate the beautiful plant and all ofRead more

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Bond recognized as Patrol Officer of the Month

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 11.7.22

HPOU named Officer J. Bond as the Patrol Officer of the Month at the Nov. 3 general membership meeting. HPOU 3rd Vice President Terry Seagler said that the Clear Lake Patrol officer was dispatched to an in-progress metal theft along the Gulf Freeway. A witness had observed two suspects cutting copper wiring and sparks wereRead more

Union names Blackmon Investigator of the Month

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 11.7.22

The Union presented Detective R. Blackmon with its Investigator of the Month honor at the Nov. 3 general membership meeting. HPOU 3rd Vice President Terry Seagler made the presentation and gave the following synopsis of Blackmon’s work. Recently, Blackmon, assigned to the Special Victims Division, was following up on a case of a found child.Read more

Kumar and Eliot picked for Patrol Officers of Month

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 10.10.22

The Union named Kumar and Eliot Patrol Officers of the Month for October in the Oct. 6 general membership meeting. Recently, South Central Patrol officers Kumar and Elliot were dispatched to an Urgent CIT Welfare Check on Fannin Street. The officers immediately began doing research on the consumer and attempting to get information to verifyRead more

Det. Cole Investigator of the Month

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 10.10.22

HPOU named Detective Cole as its investigator of the month for October, and she was honored at the October 6 Membership Meeting. Det. Cole of Major Assaults was recently assigned several complex Aggravated Assault-Deadly Weapon cases. Many of the incidents tragically turned into Murder cases when the victims succumbed to their wounds. In one ofRead more

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First Responders Christmas Party

on 11.7.22

The First Responders Christmas Party will be a collaboration between AAPOL and HPOU. The event will be held on Thursday December 15, 2022, at Pitch 25 located 2120 Walker in the Eado Entertainment District. The spacious and elegant Pitch 25 will have our own DJ, Free Admission, Free Food, and A Free Gift Card RaffleRead more

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November

Editorial Staff on 11.7.22

ALVAREZ, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER ROY JR. (RETIRED) Retired Senior Police Officer Roy Alvarez, Jr. passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Gloria A. Alvarez. He joined the Houston Police Department on March 31, 1975, Academy Class No. 69. During his tenure with the department,Read more

October

Editorial Staff on 10.10.22

ADAMEC, MATTHEW F. Mr. Matthew F. Adamec passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 44. He is the son of retired Senior Police Officer Frank L. Adamec who was last assigned to the Northwest Division until his retirement on December 3, 2005. Services were held September 29. ALEXANDER, ANA Mrs. AnaRead more

President's Message

HPOU Board of Directors 2022 Election

Members,

As many of you know, the HPOU elections start today at Noon and will run until October the 21st at Noon. I am asking that each of you take the time to get to know the individuals running for Union positions. I am excited to see so much interest in making this organization the best that it can be. We are starting to see a younger crowd show interest in being a part of what is going on at the HPOU. On average, we only have about a 25% participation rate in voting. We must all remember that we are voting for the leadership of the Majority Bargaining Agent of the largest police department in the state.<

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Fighting the good fight, just not in public.

I have been the president for almost two years now and often hear people complain that the Union doesn’t fight for the membership.  One member even stated that we are not “militant” enough.

We fight for our members daily, but I can understand why some would believe otherwise, because I fight most battles behind closed doors.  I do not feel that it benefits the organization, or the membership to battle in the public eye.

Don’t get me wrong, there are times when we are pushed to the point that we have to take it public.  This was evident during the press conference we held for the Northeast officers and Sergeant, that Acevedo wrongfully fired.  We made that a very public fight, even to the point that I was called into Acevedo’s office over my comments about his missing PR

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