Editorial Staff on 06.10.24

Anderson, George H. (RETIRED) Retired Police Officer George H. Anderson passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the age of 82. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 28, 1962, Academy Class #27. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central and Northwest Divisions. Police Officer Anderson retired onRead more


Editorial Staff on 05.6.24

Brown, Shelia D. (RETIRED) Retired Senior Police Service Officer Shelia D. Brown passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, at the age of 62. She joined the Houston Police Department on July 21, 1993, as a Senior Clerk. Throughout her whole career with the department, she was assigned to the Airport IAH Division, retiring onRead more

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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As the World Turns

The Houston Police Department has had more twists and turns on the SL Code scandal than a daytime soap opera.

Yesterday, the great SL code investigation was provided to the Administrative Discipline Committee as completed.  We soon found out that this investigation was promulgated on a discovery letter that was generated by an Executive Assistant Chief.  This letter details a meeting in which this Executive Assistant Chief “distinctly recalled a heightened concern” over the SL code being used in sexual assault cases.

There is only one small problem with this discovery letter.  The HPOU found that this Executive Assistant Chief was 233 miles away at a “Being First” retreat.  For those who do not know, Being First is the program that brought us ONE HPD.  It appears that th

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