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HPD SealThe mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment.

SHEPHERDSINBLUE

 Shepherds In Blue

"The Shepherds in Blue: How Community Policing is Guiding People Home" is a newly completed film that shares the story of how the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), a joint project of the Houston Police Department’s Mental Health Division, in partnership with MHMRA of Harris County, community service providers, and members of the private philanthropic community, is making significant differences in the lives of many individuals. The film will serve as a valuable teaching tool for other communities looking to effectively implement similar programs to work with people facing issues related to homelessness and mental illness/substance abuse.

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Comida/Food Drive

Comida/Food Drive

Join the Houston Police Department in its 29th annual Comida/Food Drive and help feed less fortunate families during the holiday season.

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HPD Careers

Now Hiring!

The Houston Police Department is accepting applications for Police officers in our 2015 Academy class.

There is a $5000 hiring incentive for the February, May, and June 2015 classes.  Each cadet will receive $2500 after they start the academy and $2500 upon graduation from the academy.  This incentive will also be extended to the October 2014 class. 

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News Releases

News Releases

News releases published by the Houston Police Department, Public Affairs Division.

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Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics

View the Crime Statistics in your area.

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Commend an HPD Officer or Employee

Commend an HPD Officer or Civilian Employee

Has a Houston Police Department Officer or Civilian Employee provided you with exceptional service? Let Chief McClelland know.

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HPD Jail Inquiry

HPD Jail Inquiry

Search for a family member or friend (adults 17 years or older) who may be in a City of Houston Jail.

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Towed Car

Find My Towed Car

Locate your towed vehicle by providing the vehicles VIN number of License Plate.

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Stop Houston Gangs

Stop Houston Gangs

A way for Houston residents to report tips to thwart the potential threat of gangs.

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Cash for Crooks

Cash for Crooks

View our wanted fugitive galleries and help us apprehend and identify suspects.

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Resources

Contact HPD

For Emergency / Life Threatening Calls
9-1-1
HPD Dispatch Center

Non Emergency: 713.884.3131

File a Report Online for Theft or Criminal Mischief (under $5000 in value)

Patrol Alert Slip - report suspicious activity

Houston Police Department Contact Numbers

Police Stations and Neighborhood Storefronts

About the Chief of Police

Police Chief Charles McClellandCharles McClelland was sworn in as Chief of the Houston Police Department on April 14, 2010. He has served 37 years at the Houston Police Department, joining the department as a patrol officer in 1977 and rising through ranks to his current position as Chief of Police. His management experience has touched virtually every aspect of law enforcement throughout his career with the Houston Police Department.

His duties include managing the 5th largest police agency in the United States with an annual budget of more than $825 million dollars and a staff of 5300 sworn police officers and nearly 1300 civilian employees. Chief McClelland is a proponent of community-based policing and enhanced crime reduction strategies with the use of technology. He has dedicated his entire adult life to public service and improving the quality of life in the city of Houston.

Chief McClelland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Houston. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Executive Institute and has received numerous awards and commendations. Chief McClelland was born in Center, Texas. He has two daughters, Ashley and Brittany.

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