Editorial Staff on 03.6.23

Amri, Mongi Mr. Mongi Amri passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the age of 66 in Tunis, Tunisia. He is the father of Sergeant Heythem H. Amri, assigned to the Patrol Region 3 Command and Detective Khouloud Amri, assigned to the Homicide Division. A Celebration of Life will be held at a laterRead more


Editorial Staff on 02.6.23

Clendennen, Gary “Paco” (RETIRED) Retired Police Officer Gary “Paco” Clendennen passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the age of 68. Officer Clendennen joined the Houston Police Department on November 10, 1975, Academy Class #72. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southeast, Jail, Vice, and Traffic & Accident DivisionsRead 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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