With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 10.9.23

The family of Philip Gerald Jackson acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy. From Jordan Jackson & Dorellyn Jackson   Houston Police Officers’ Union, My granddaughter, Miracle, and I greatly appreciate the plant you sent to Retired Houston Police Officer Joe Craddock’s funeral. We will always remember your kindness. With Gratitude, Miracle GarciaRead more

Houston Gunners Football Team Returns!

Sgt. B. L. Owdley, Ph.D., CFE on 10.9.23

For those of you old enough to remember, no explanation is needed regarding the 2X National Champions of the National Public Safety Football League.  But for the newbies, this was one of the premier teams in the NPSFL!  We play teams from NYPD, LAPD, Chicago PD, Dallas PD, DC PD, FDNY, Chicago Fire, to justRead more

4th Quarter Outlook – Beware of the Bond Vigilantes

Brian Craft, AIF on 10.9.23

It has been my intention since we started this “newsletter” to inform you on what we expect to happen – not what already happened.  Roughly speaking, to tell you what you may not know.  And to make it as brief as possible.  A few sentences, a few charts, and be done in less than 10Read more

12-Day Suspension Completely Overturned

David Thomas, Staff Counsel, HPOU on 10.9.23

During a three-day hearing on April 7, 2023, and May 25-26, 2023, HPOU Staff Attorney David (“Dave”) Thomas, represented a Vehicular Crimes Division (“VCD”) Sergeant in his arbitration appeal of a 12-Day Suspension, which was issued on September 28, 2022, by Chief Finner.  The Sergeant was alleged to have violated General Order 200-08 (Supervisory Conduct)Read more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jennifer Ayala, HPD on 10.9.23

Editor’s note: October is a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for victims. Domestic violence is widespread across every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is frequently accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of aRead more

Sgt. Love IACP 40 under 40 Award Recipient

Shannon Barker, Editor on 10.9.23

Houston Police Sergeant Brandon Love has been selected to receive the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 under 40 award at their Conference located in San Diego, California, October 14-17, 2023. IACP is recognizing Sergeant Love because he is a man who embodies the principles of hard work and resilience, refusing to succumbRead more

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The Presidents Message

Mental State of Mind is Everything

I know that it has been a while since I was out on the streets chasing crooks, but I still get in uniform from time to time, and not just for the discount at Lubys. But when you put that uniform on there are things you think about that will never leave you.  Be it the good time you had with other officers like I did in the Gang Unit at Southeast, or the bad times at the funerals of friends lost.  All of these things play into who we are as individuals.

There are other things that play into who we are, like the responses we have to certain events. We have all been somewhere and noticed that something just isn’t right.  Our senses heighten, we pay attention to everyone around us, and making sure we have a plan if something does go down. This is who we are, the vigilant who see things

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