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HPD has a unit dedicated to investigating incidents of human trafficking.#HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay
01/11/2021

HPD has a unit dedicated to investigating incidents of human trafficking.

#HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay

Great advice always, and especially when parts of our area may see wintry weather! Everyone be safe!!!!
01/10/2021

Great advice always, and especially when parts of our area may see wintry weather! Everyone be safe!!!!

The first little bit of snow of the winter season for areas not used to snow can be a "sneaky" winter hazard. Be careful as you and other drivers adjust to driving in poor conditions. Slow down, don’t use cruise control, and keep your distance from other vehicles. Don’t let the first snow sneak up on you!

The men and women of HPD thank our community for the support we receive every day in our city and we will continue to wo...
01/09/2021

The men and women of HPD thank our community for the support we receive every day in our city and we will continue to work tirelessly to serve and protect all.

#RelationalPolicing #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay

Southeast Patrol Division officers were dispatched to a suspicious event at 7100 Evans St. When officers arrived, a male...
01/07/2021

Southeast Patrol Division officers were dispatched to a suspicious event at 7100 Evans St. When officers arrived, a male answered the door and said police were not needed. A female, later identified as the victim, was behind the male shaking her head as if to indicate things were not okay. She had redness to her left eye and a cut above her lip.

Officers separated the parties and conducted interviews. The victim appeared afraid and reluctant to give a statement. Officers escorted her and her children out of the house and determined that the male had assaulted the victim. The victim advised officers that the suspect suffered from bipolar disorder.

While this was happening, one officer maintained a dialogue with the suspect. The officer was able to talk the suspect out of the residence and continued calm conversation with him to prevent the incident from escalating. Once it was determined that charges were accepted by the district attorney’s office, the suspect was told he was going to be arrested. He stated that he was not going to jail and began challenging officers to a physical confrontation.

Officers used a conductive emergency device (taser) to subdue the suspect. It took several officers to place the suspect into custody and into the patrol car. One officer suffered a cut to his thumb. The suspect continued to try and pull away from officers even after he was handcuffed. He was charged with assault - family violence and resisting arrest, and was booked into jail.

Great job by Southeast Patrol Officers to safely get the suspect into custody.

Westside and Midwest Patrol Division Crime Suppression Teams observed at least four suspects drive up to the ATM at 8500...
01/06/2021

Westside and Midwest Patrol Division Crime Suppression Teams observed at least four suspects drive up to the ATM at 8500 City Park Loop in a maroon Ford truck. Three males exited the truck in masks and hoodies. The driver backed the truck up to the ATM, while the other suspects opened the security bar that was later determined to be precut. One suspect attached a chain that was hanging from the truck’s tailgate to the ATM. The driver of the truck accelerated forcing the ATM off its foundation and onto its side.

The suspects then reattached the chain to the ATM and accelerated the truck in an attempt to open the machine. The chain broke and damaged the teller booth, which caused all the suspects to flee.

Officers observed the suspects get into a white four-door sedan, and the driver immediately left southbound towards 610. Officers followed the white sedan and turned on their emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop. The driver made no attempt to stop and a pursuit was initiated. At one point during the pursuit, a large object was thrown from the driver’s window. Officers discovered that it was a large, silver crow bar.

The vehicle came to a stop on the main lanes on the 3200 block of the North Freeway, and all the occupants including the driver jumped out and fled on foot. Officers pursued the driver across the service road and down Robert Lee Road as they actively gave commands for him to stop. Officers caught up to the suspect and placed him into custody without further incident.

The maroon Ford truck turned out to be a stolen vehicle out of Missouri City.

As a result of the investigation, the suspect was charged with second degree felony theft and evading arrest in a motor vehicle. The suspect is a convicted felon, and has numerous prior arrests and convictions for burglary of a building, burglary of a motor vehicle, theft of a firearm, and forgery. Since being released on bail for this incident, he has been arrested for possession of drugs in Denton County, and possession of criminal tools in Ohio.

Great work by our Westside and Midwest teams!

01/05/2021
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At City Hall this afternoon, Mayor Turner was joined by HPD Chiefs Art Acevedo and Troy Finner and HFD Chief Sam Pena in...
01/04/2021

At City Hall this afternoon, Mayor Turner was joined by HPD Chiefs Art Acevedo and Troy Finner and HFD Chief Sam Pena in receiving their COVID vaccines.

This past weekend, Houstonians also began receiving their vaccines. The Houston Health Department has more information on who is currently eligible. More details are included in the mayor's news conference, which was streamed below.

01/04/2021
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HTV Houston Television

January 4, 2021 - Mayor Sylvester conducts a briefing in updating the public on the City's response to the global pandemic.

As part of the briefing, Mayor Turner will be inoculated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

HPD Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez provide information on the shooting of 3...
01/03/2021
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HPD Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez provide information on the shooting of 3 Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the fatal shooting of a woman outside a nightclub at 2900 Travis earlier this morning.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/csBU9DFXZ0tnYWF3bW9sRXZ8MWVhS2Jud1lBRUJLWP177Rw-SJqrHtLUTnuuw_hga_43g4SNxfB7RVMwXg-7?t=20s

HPD Executive Asst Chief @TroyFinner & @SheriffEd_HCSO Media Briefing on Shooting of 3 Deputies

12/29/2020
COMUNIDAD Y CONFIANZA IS LIVE

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#CBBARADIO #CBBAPRODUCTIONS #LATINOS #INVITADOS #PRESENTADORES
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HPD Assistant Chief Ban Tien provides media briefing on a fatality crash involving a Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Con...
12/28/2020
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HPD Assistant Chief Ban Tien provides media briefing on a fatality crash involving a Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable on Highway 290 near Tidwell just after 2 a.m. today.

Asst Chief @BTien5 Media Briefing on Fatality Crash on Hwy 290

*UPDATE*:  We are very happy to report that Marceliano was located unharmed at his foster parents' residence in Wylie, T...
12/24/2020

*UPDATE*: We are very happy to report that Marceliano was located unharmed at his foster parents' residence in Wylie, TX, about 12:15 p.m. today.

The foster parents told Wylie officers the child has been at the home since Dec. 18.

Our investigators will continue to work with fellow officers in Bay County Florida and in Wylie to determine whether any charges would be filed in the case.

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MISSING: This is 4-yr-old Marceliano Pinkney, from Pensacola, FL.

Early today, a relative of the boy contacted the Bay County Sheriff's Office in Florida to report the child's mother left Marceliano alone at the Greyhound bus station at 2121 Main in Houston on Dec 15th.

The boy's mother then departed to Florida.

Florida authorities interviewed the mother & contacted HPD's Missing Persons Unit this am. Through early investigation, it is believed Marceliano boarded a bus with an adult male the same day.

Our investigators are contacting other agencies in hopes of locating Marceliano unharmed. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Missing Persons at 713-394-1840.

Any updates on this case will be posted here.

#HPDCares This family had nothing under their treeA family member from out of state reached out to us asking to please h...
12/22/2020

#HPDCares

This family had nothing under their tree

A family member from out of state reached out to us asking to please help her sister who had a challenging year.

We jumped at the chance to bring this family a little holiday cheer. Thank you to those who donated including @tapsacademy and @heb to make this family’s Christmas special.

#RelationalPolicing

12/22/2020

From Chief Art Acevedo:

Here’s to the Holiday/Christmas/New Years Season. Please be safe and do all you can to get all of us safely to 2021!

#RelationalPolicing

12/22/2020
COMUNIDAD Y CONFIANZA IS LIVE

COMUNIDAD Y CONFIANZA IS LIVE
COMUNIDAD Y CONFIANZA YA COMENZO NO LO PIENSES MAS Y PREGUNTALES TODAS TUS
INQUIETUDES
#POLICIADEHOUSTON #COMUNIDAD #AYUDA #INFORMACION
#CBBARADIO #CBBAPRODUCTIONS #LATINOS #INVITADOS #PRESENTADORES
#LAPOLICIADEHOUSTO

12/21/2020

South Central Patrol Division’s floating Santa's workshop was a collaborative effort by South Central officers, supporters of Congress Woman Sheila Jackson Lee, Southeast Patrol Division, Northeast Patrol Division, Southwest Patrol Division, HISD, Harris County Pct 7, HCSO community engagement, HPDMobility and Public Affairs.

Officers visited 8 communities and handed out toys to approximately 400 children in the South Central community.

#RelationalCommunity

The grinch did not stop us this weekend at the Midwest Patrol Division. This event was different from our annual holiday...
12/21/2020

The grinch did not stop us this weekend at the Midwest Patrol Division. This event was different from our annual holiday bash, but we were happy to sponsor 32 families and over 90 kids with the help of our community members donating gifts.

#relationalpolicing

12/19/2020

Chief Acevedo joined Mayor Sylvester Turner and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for the 27th Annual Toys for Kids HTX in the Toyota Center Tundra Garage in downtown Houston this morning!

Thanks to all who joined and participated in this holiday gift giving event! #RelationalPolicing. #HappyHolidays

Thank you to Megan Schlain, Natural Gas Marketing DirectorEncino Energy, LLC & Chef Frank for cooking lunch for our Midw...
12/18/2020

Thank you to Megan Schlain, Natural Gas Marketing Director
Encino Energy, LLC & Chef Frank for cooking lunch for our Midwest Patrol today.

And for the donation of a grill for our station!

#RelationalPolicing

12/17/2020
NYPD PSA 7

Great job by Officer Collins and Officer Michon!!

Tonight, we have a special edition of our #PSA7CountdownToXmas, featuring Officers Collins and Michon from Houston Police Department.

They share a message of positivity and relational policing- spreading joy this Holiday Season.

The Holiday Season may look different this year, but thanks to techonology, in many ways, we can be closer than ever.

Special thank you to our counterparts in Texas for participating.

Be safe, and thank you for welcoming us in your home.

**10 days 'til Christmas**

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