From your biggest fan – Lisa Marino

Lisa Marino on 03.6.23

Published on March 6, 2023 Author Lisa Marino Dear HPOU Family, It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be leaving my position at the HPOU on March 24th.  It has been an absolute honor to be a part of the HPOU team and serving Houston Police Officers (my heroes).  ThisRead more


Editorial Staff on 03.6.23

Amri, Mongi Mr. Mongi Amri passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the age of 66 in Tunis, Tunisia. He is the father of Sergeant Heythem H. Amri, assigned to the Patrol Region 3 Command and Detective Khouloud Amri, assigned to the Homicide Division. A Celebration of Life will be held at a laterRead more

Colorectal Exams Helps Save Lives Through Early Detection of Cancer

Kelsey-Seybold on 03.6.23

Published March 6, 2023 Author Kelsey-Seybold Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon and rectum – affects men and women about equally and is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Sadly, more than half of all colorectal cancer deaths might well have been prevented by earlier detection through colon cancer screening.Read more

The monster I met was a man…

Jennifer Ayala, HPD on 03.6.23

Published March 6, 2023 Author Jennifer Ayala, HPD Often times, we believe that monsters exist solely in movies or the shows we constantly watch. As children, we occasionally learn that monsters are hidden beneath our beds and in the corner of our closets. We protect ourselves as much as we can, we hide underneath theRead more

Adopt a dog five months or older for just $20

BARC on 03.6.23

Published March 6, 2023 Author BARC This week’s #PawsToTheRescue pick, Sam, must have received some good luck from Sgt. Martha Sanchez from the Houston Police Officers’ Union. After being at the shelter for almost a week, he was adopted right after these photos were taken! You never know what kind of furry friends you willRead more

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The Presidents Message

Discipline vs. Supervision

Over the last few weeks, I have discussed some of the issues that I believe cause morale to suffer within our department.  I think we can all agree that discipline and the way it is perceived has a negative influence on the attitudes of our officers. We have all heard about the guy who received days off and is getting “screwed” by the department. But to be honest, it is very few that I would classify as getting “screwed”.  I understand that most officers do not like to admit when they make a mistake, but that is what most discipline is tied to. Just like shootings, officers do not leave the house every day saying, I think I am going to violate some policies today.  They are mistakes for the most part, but the way in which we deal with them must change.  I am not aware of any pr

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