Officer John Barnes Act

John Barnes, Retired HPD SPO on 07.8.24

When I became a police officer in 1995, I did not ask what would happen if I were injured or killed in the line of duty.  I was aware that there were provisions for the families of officers who were killed in the line of duty. In that same line of thinking, I thought surelyRead more

Shining Light on Skin Cancer

Ashley Ojeaga, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.D. on 07.8.24

As Houston weather warms up, you may be spending more time outdoors. More time outdoors means more time in the sun, and potentially more exposure to the sun’s harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays. Each year in the United States, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Skin cancer develops when skinRead more

2024 Endorsements

HPOU PAC on 06.14.24

Printable 2024 Endorsements Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick (R) Texas Supreme Cour Jimmy Blacklock (R) John Devine (R) Jane Bland (R)  TX Courts of Appeals Jennifer Caughey (R) 1st Ct Place 2 Kristin Guiney (R) 1st Ct Place 8 Chad Bridges (R) 14th Ct Place 3 Tonya McLaughlin (R) 14th Ct Place 4 Maritza AntuRead more

Virtual Care Options for Alternate Work Schedules

Kelsey-Seybold on 06.10.24

Taking care of yourself and your family should be a priority, but it can be difficult when you work an alternative schedule. Whether you are assigned to work days, evenings, nights, or power shifts, don’t put your care on hold! Kelsey-Seybold has options for you to get the care you need. Kelsey patients have manyRead more

2024 HPOU Scholarship

Rhonda Williams, Education Committee on 06.10.24

The annual Houston Police Officers’ Union Scholarship breakfast was held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Second Baptist Church Cypress campus. “The essay topic for 2024 was: “The Mayor of the City of Houston has appointed you as the new Chief of Police for the Houston Police Department. As a newly appointed Police Chief, discussRead more

Meet Lucia!

BARC on 06.10.24

Meet Lucia A1858806, our adorable spotlight pup for this month’s Paws to the Rescue, brought to you by our amazing partnership with the Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU)! Lucia had the pleasure of spending time with Officer Comparan, and let’s just say, it was love at first belly rub!  This sweet girl couldn’t get enoughRead more

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The Presidents Message

Where do we go from here?

As most know, the HPOU has been very vocal over the last few months regarding the command staff and specifically the former Chief.  This all stemmed from the infamous SL code that most officers were not even aware of.  If you did not work investigations, then you more than likely had not heard of it.

I attended a City Council meeting towards the end of 2014 where a presentation was provided by then Chief McCleland regarding the status of a report completed by Justex. The 2014 report provided and overview of the manpower across the city and included information about investigating cases.  I do not recall the specifics regarding investigated cases in the report but that there will be a number of cases that will have to go unworked due to manpower.  However, I distinctly recall Ray Hun

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