New year, new Badge and Gun

As we head into the New Year there are going to be some changes to the Badge and Gun online publication. Ultimately, the changes are aimed at increasing readers and participation amongst the members. Starting in this publication, two payroll numbers will be hidden, they could be anywhere in the publication such as an article or a picture. If you find your payroll in the Badge and Gun, please email or call the union to redeem your $50 gift card for finding your payroll number.

The second change we are making is to encourage more Officers to write for the Badge and Gun to bring more diversity and interest to the articles. If you would like to write an article for the Badge and Gun, please submit your article to  If your article is selected to be featured in any publication of the Badge and Gun, then you will receive a $50 gift card. You can submit as many articles as you would like.

If you have any further ideas on how to increase interest, bring more readers, or just an idea to make the Badge and Gun better the Houston Police Officers’ Union would love to hear your ideas. Please send all information to the Badge and Gun email mentioned above.