We Need Your Nominations for Officer and Investigator of the Month

Shannon Barker, Director on 02.6.23

If you are not aware, the HPOU recognizes a Patrol Officer and Investigator every month with a $50 gift card. We need your help in ensuring we have officers to recognize every month. In January, there were no submissions and thus no officers were recognized.  We know it wasn’t because officers weren’t doing a greatRead more

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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