Thank Yous

With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 10.5.20

Thank you so very much for the plant. -The Aranza Family   Thank you for the beautiful flowers you had sent to the funeral home. Sincerely, The Jimmie Schielack Family   Dear Union Members, Thank you so much for the plant to honor the life of my husband.  He truly enjoyed his work/career with theRead more

Community appreciation

Editorial Staff on 10.5.20

“Greater love hath no one than this: That a person lays down their life for a friend” – Jesus He knows you run to danger when others run from it.  What courage!  With great gratitude for your courageous service to our city and our on going prayers for your wisdom and service with safety andRead more

With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 09.1.20

The Houston Police Officers’ Union, Thank you so much for the beautiful plant you sent in honor of Mrs. Emma Benavides. Always, Edna L. Benavides, SPO-IAH   Dear Members of HPOU, On behalf of your family, we’d like to thank you for the beautiful plant you sent in memory of Bobby Newton Clark.  A specialRead more

Community appreciation

Editorial Staff on 09.1.20

Dear Houston Police Officer’s Union, Thank you so much for sending your support to Bridger.  He would have loved to send personalized cards to everyone, but he is still working on his spelling and penmanship.  That is why we, Bridger’s family, are helping him send out a thank you. We are so grateful for yourRead more

Community appreciation

Editorial Staff on 07.13.20

Officers, To thank you in appreciation for you service in keeping us safe.  Many of us are very glad to be living in Houston, Texas. -Deona ToddRead more

Scholarship recipients

Editorial Staff on 07.13.20

Houston Police Officers’ Union Grant, I am so extremely grateful and blessed to receive this grant.  Thank you so much for your generosity.  I will be going to San Jac to continue my education.  I couldn’t do this without your help and support.  I just want to thank you again for your generous gift. -JaedenRead more

With gratitude, from our members…

Editorial Staff on 07.10.20

We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all your love and support during this season in our lives.  Thank you for the many expressions of kindness, support, and love you have shown to us during this period of bereavement for our family. -Leatha Moore and Family   H.P.O.U., Thank you for your card andRead more

The Presidents Message

Get the word one more time: Get out there, support our worthy candidates but, by all means, VOTE!

I feel like I write this article every year, and every year it becomes more and more important that you get out to vote.

In case you have been living under a rock, we are living in very tumultuous times, especially if you are a police officer. Now more than ever it is your DUTY as a police officer to not only vote, but make sure that you educate your friends, family, co-workers, fellow church goers and anyone else you know on the issues important to us and who to vote for.

Then you need to follow up with folks to make sure they vote. You may need to give them a ride, you may need to take them with you. Be sure to go the extra mile because every vote counts in this election. One seat lost, flipped, one race won or lost can make all the difference in protection of our rights as police

Read more

Here’s news you will hear from me and not through the rumor mill

Before the HPD/HPOU rumor mill gets going too quickly, I want to share with you all that my current term ending in December 2021 will be my last as the president of the HPOU.

It has been the honor of a lifetime to be your elected voice in Houston. For the last 10 years I have poured my heart and soul into the Houston Police Officers Union, working tirelessly to take care of every single one of you and your families.

Many have already asked, and I am sure more will, why now? This is purely a family decision, as I would like to spend more time with my daughters as they grow up. This 24/7/365 job as president is not always conducive to spending quality family time.

Do not fret, if you haven’t noticed the HPOU has become an eclectic mix of youth/experience, patrol/investigations, wh

Read more

The public does NOT support defunding, dismantling the police

In the wake of the protests and riots we saw across the country, a popular talking point for virtue-signaling politicians, media and Hollywood elites was to defund and dismantle police departments. I can’t begin to tell you how ridiculous this concept is, especially when you are seeing violent crime spiking in every major city across the country.

The murder rate increases in our large cities over last year are nothing short of staggering:

  • New York- 30 percent
  • Philadelphia- 30 percent
  • Chicago- 34 percent
  • Houston- 39 percent
  • Los Angeles 17 percent

But that didn’t stop places like NY and LA from defunding their police departments to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. All of this despit

Read more