Author: gabriela@policetrust.com

Have picnic tickets, will travel – to the Oil Ranch!

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 11.7.22

The upcoming special event is designed for special people – namely HPOU family members planning to attend the Saturday fun in store for them on Nov. 12 at the annual HPOU Family Picnic. Deadline for getting your free tickets was Nov. 4. Questions? Contact Picnic Chairman Dan Levine at dlevine@hpou.org. The venue, as usual, isRead more

Northeast’s Trunk or Treat event successful, didn’t get all wet

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 11.7.22

Despite the rainy weather and that special HPD-officer-intense event known as the World Series, the Northeast DRT held its second annual Fall Festival Trunk or Treat event on Friday, Oct. 28, declaring it a total success for the officers and the community they serve. “We had the World Series and the weather that meant theRead more

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

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

Deuce needs a forever home!

BARC on 11.7.22

This week’s #PawsToTheRescue pick is two-year-old Deuce! Deuce is looking for his forever home and Officer Nikhil Kumar from the Houston Police Officers’ Union visited him yesterday to help spotlight him. Deuce is a super sweet pup that makes friends with all the humans he meets. He loves going on walks to sniff everything andRead more

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The Presidents 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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