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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

HPOU Board of Directors 2022 Election

Doug Griffith, HPOU President on 10.10.22

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 bestRead more

Family Picnic to feature fun, thrills, excitement for all

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 10.10.22

The upcoming special event is designed for special people – namely the HPD family members planning to attend the Saturday fun in store for them on Nov. 12 at the annual HPOU Family Picnic. HPOU’s Lisa Marino urged those planning to attend to make reservations as soon as possible. The absolute deadline is Nov. 4,Read more

HPOU PAC Endorsements!

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 10.10.22

THE NOV. 8 GENERAL ELECTION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. The time has come to either memorize the following list of HPOU PAC endorsements or prepare to take a copy of it with you to the polls. And speaking of the polls, early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24. Either PRINT HERE to make your copy orRead more

ATO’s Jarrid Sallee fundraiser huge success: over $120K

Tom Kennedy, Editor on 08.8.22

Assist the Officer’s fundraising capabilities continued to reach new levels June 10 with the total reaching more than $120,000 to benefit Officer Jarrid Sallee, who is still recovering from wounds suffered in a violent May 4 traffic stop. Sallee, his wife Elise and three infant daughters, were in attendance and undoubtedly served as inspirations toRead more

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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