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on Patrol
New volunteer opportunity
Community members would serve as volunteer translators and assist patrol officers responding to various calls for service.

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GHPAL
The Greater Houston Police Activities League (GHPAL) is actively recruiting Houston area youth ages 8-18 and adult volunteers to participate in athlete, educational and mentoring activities.

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Community Events
Blog
HPD has a new blog where you can see upcoming events, pictures and descriptions of past events, and find information to contact HPD Public Affairs Community Relations.
Homicide Division
Cold Cases
Information from
Homicide
Cold Case Squad
on unsolved murder
Cases

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POLICE Department

How to file a complaintHow to file a complaint
Complaints against members of the Houston Police Department may be initiated in person to a supervisor at any police substation throughout the City of Houston, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) program The Houston Police Department/City of Houston is providing the public an opportunity to view and comment on its application to the U.S. Department of Justice for a grant through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) program.

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GHPAL (Greater Houston Police Activities League)The Greater Houston Police Activities League (GHPAL) and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) are teaming up to provide year-round Youth Sports Programming in 13 neighborhood parks!
Young people, ages 9 – 17, will learn new sports skills in flag football, basketball, baseball and soccer while receiving mentoring in leadership development and healthy living by GHPAL and HPARD staff More»


Citizens’ Police Academy Houston Citizens’ Police Academy
Sign up for the Citizens’ Police Academy spring Classes
Houston Citizens’ Police Academy Flyer

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HPD CareersNew Higher Salaries!
HPD is now hiring for our upcoming classes.  HPD offers a rewarding career, exceptional benefits and a competitive salary.  To apply and learn more visit hpdcareer.com.
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Robbery Division Active Cases Robbery Division Active Cases
The HPD Robbery Division now has its own public webpage with information on open cases. Please visit us at www.HoustonPoliceRobbery.Org

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Making a Difference Making a Difference
Has a HPD Officer or Civilian Employee provided you with exceptional service? Let Chief Acevedo know. Read commendations sent in by the community for HPD personnel.
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Investigation into Fatal Stabbing at 11911 Martin Luther King Boulevard

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3901 Lockhart Street

2nd Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2017 Fatal Shooting at 16192 Blue Ridge Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 4045 Linkwood Drive

Investigation into Assault at 4705 Texas Avenue

Investigation into Shooting at 5050 Sunflower Street

Investigation into Shooting at 7046 Scott Street

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 3300 Alice Street

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6600 Crestmont Street

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 11095 East Freeway

Investigation in Fatal Crash at 5100 Westheimer Road

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 400 North Wilcrest Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 2828 Hayes Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5402 Chennault Road

Investigation into Shooting at 2016 Gray Street

Investigation into Female Found Deceased at 4602 Aledo Street

Update: Surveillance Video in Fatal Shooting at 8600 Sterlingshire Street

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12000 Almeda Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 12610 Ashford Meadow Drive

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 900 Gulf Freeway

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7914 Lavender Street

Investigation into Fatal Shooting of Armed Robbery Suspect at 7405 Airline Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 920 Granville Drive

Investigation into Assault at 3033 Elgin Street

Investigation into Male's Death at 2000 Fannin Street

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 11500 Keegans Ridge Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 3125 Crestdale Drive

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8400 Broadway Street

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7240 Long Drive

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9700 Hammerly Boulevard

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 2900 Wilcrest Drive

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12500 Northwest Freeway

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9900 Beechnut Street

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Stabbing at 3832 Mainer Street

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Stabbing at 7575 Office City Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 664 Maxey Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1303 Gears Road

Investigation into Shooting at 6700 Eagle Pass Street

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1303 Gears Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 305 North Bryan Street

Investigation into Shooting at 2800 Delano Street

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 1000 Wayside Drive

Update: Composite Sketch, Surveillance Photo Released in Fatal Shooting at 8500 Rannie Road

Investigation into Armed Suspect Fatally Shot at 2 Goodson Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 300 North Loop West

Investigation into Shooting at 300 East Delz Street

Update: Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 303 Rosamond Street

Investigation into Stabbing at 10950 Beaumont Highway

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8900 Easthaven Boulevard

Investigation into Shooting at 10200 East Freeway

Investigation into Shooting at 945 West Little York Road

Investigation into Fatal Stabbing at 12304 Fondren Road

Investigation into Shooting at 1002 Centerwood Drive

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6200 Telephone Road

Investigation into Shooting at 5400 Airport Boulevard

Investigation into Assault at 1300 Lansing Street

Investigation into Shooting at 7997 West Airport Boulevard

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8500 Rannie Road

Investigation into Shooting at 857 West Tidwell Road

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 11300 Hirsch Road

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 7018 Sloan Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 4822 Martin Luther King Boulevard

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7911 Wilcrest Drive

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 1501 McKinney Street

Investigation into Stabbing at 8701 Hammerly Boulevard

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6200 Westheimer Road

Investigation into Shooting Incident at 5959 Westheimer Road

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 10801 East Freeway

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8600 Sterlingshire Street

Investigation into Shooting at 8118 Martin Luther King Boulevard

Investigation into Shooting at 6767 Bennington Street

Investigation into Shooting at 6400 Martin Luther king Boulevard

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 4400 South Loop East

Investigation into Shooting at 6620 Gessner Road

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 6100 Griggs Road

Investigation into Shooting at 10414 Richmond Avenue

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 200 North Carolina Street

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 1221 Redford Street

Investigation into Shooting at 1800 El Paseo Street

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 7500 East Freeway

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2020 Fatal Shooting at 2851 Wallingford Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 5435 Osprey Drive

Investigation into Shooting at 10400 Buffum Street

Investigation into Shooting at 9510 Beechnut Street

Investigation into Shooting at 10600 Linnet Lane

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Chief of Police

Chief of Police Art AcevedoArt Acevedo is currently the Chief of Police for the Houston Police Department (HPD) in Texas and was appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner. He was sworn into office on November 30, 2016, and leads a department of 5,400 sworn law enforcement officers and 892 civilian support personnel in the fourth largest city in the United States that has 671 square miles. HPD has an annual general fund budget of $931 million, and $1.05 billion total budget.

Chief Acevedo firmly believes that good, two-way communication is vital for a successful community and steadily works to strengthen the bond between the community and its police department.
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