Editorial Staff on 11.6.23

Atkins, Randle D., Jr. Mr. Randle D. Atkins, Jr. passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the age of 71. He is the father of Senior Police Service Officer Tonya A. Cooper, assigned to the Special Victims Division; and grandfather of Senior Police Service Officer Jasmarae M. Singleton, assigned to the Central Division. ARead more


Editorial Staff on 10.9.23

Baylous, Roland J. (RETIRED) Retired Senior Police Officer Roland J. Baylous passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Baylous. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 13, 1976, Academy Class #75. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned toRead more

The Presidents Message

Mental State of Mind is Everything

I know that it has been a while since I was out on the streets chasing crooks, but I still get in uniform from time to time, and not just for the discount at Lubys. But when you put that uniform on there are things you think about that will never leave you.  Be it the good time you had with other officers like I did in the Gang Unit at Southeast, or the bad times at the funerals of friends lost.  All of these things play into who we are as individuals.

There are other things that play into who we are, like the responses we have to certain events. We have all been somewhere and noticed that something just isn’t right.  Our senses heighten, we pay attention to everyone around us, and making sure we have a plan if something does go down. This is who we are, the vigilant who see things

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