Vehicle Pursuit

Editorial Staff on 03.11.24

On November 12, 2023, at approximately 2315 hours, Officer Nathan Leon and Officer Justin Sanchez were on routine patrol when they located a stolen vehicle near the 1400 block of W. Orem Dr. Officer Leon and Officer Sanchez maintained a safe distance from the stolen vehicle while waiting for additional units before attempting to stopRead more

ATO Recognizes Billye Tezel

Shannon Barker, Editor on 03.11.24

Assist the Officer (ATO) is honoring Billye Tezel with the Heroes’ Hero Award for her tremendous dedication in helping the Houston Police Department and its officers, particularly our K9 handlers.  Billye has dedicated her time and resources to help financially assist the K9 Division of HPD, a gesture that stems from her love for dogs.Read more

Investigation Targeting the “Early Boys”

Editorial Staff on 03.11.24

In November of 2022, an investigation targeting the “Early Boys” faction within the “Scoot Up’ gang alliance was initiated. There were three case agents assigned to this investigation and Officer Peverill was the main case agent from HPD utilizing resources from the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Gang Section to dismantle the most violentRead more

2024 Runoff Endorsements

HPOU PAC on 03.8.24

Texas State Senators Jarvis Johnson (D) District 15 Brent Hagenbuch (R) District 30 Texas House Representatives Gary VanDeaver (R) District 1 Alex Kamkar (R) District 29 Justin Holland (R) District 33 DeWayne Burns (R) District 58 Frederick Frazier (R) District 61 Lynn Stucky (R) District 64 Shawn Thierry (D) District 146 Grimes County Constable GaryRead more

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The Presidents Message

Honor, Integrity, Respect

I still have my challenge coin that was given to me by a chief who felt that the department needed to be reminded of their oath.  I said it then and I will say it now, if I need a coin to remind me to do what is right, I need to find a new job!  I stand by that thought today as we see our department crumbling around us. The officers who continue to do real police work around this department are the ones who truly exemplify “honor” within the ranks.  They continue to work even though the department will discipline them for just doing their jobs. We have seen this several times recently with heavy discipline for chases.  The department was unable to find them in violation of the chase policy, so they hit them with “incident management”.  IAD is partially correct, it is managemen

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Just Keep Bailing….

As I sit here and type this article, I believe that the department is at one of its lowest points in my 33 years. This started with Acevedo and his inability to properly manage such a large department without heavy-handed discipline.  It was evident that he was above his head and as time went on the morale of the department continued to decline.  When he finally left for greener pastures (or whiter beaches) we felt that Chief Finner may be the right person to turn this slow-moving ship around.  Unfortunately, the morale has continued to sink into the depths of the abyss.

There have been many times when I have sat with the Chief and did my best to get him to understand what the rank and file felt.  We have had some very heated discussions over different issues. This is not the time t

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