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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.

Open Carry Informational Meeting

Open Carry Information

Topic: Open Carry of Holstered Handgun

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DRAFT General Order 400-28 Body Worn Cameras

General Order 400-28 Body Worn Cameras

Information regarding the development of the policy for Body Worn Cameras (BWC)

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Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics

View the Crime Statistics in your area.

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News Releases

News Releases

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

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HPD Careers

New Higher Salaries!

The Houston Police Department is now hiring for our upcoming classes.  HPD offers a rewarding career, exceptional benefits and a competitive salary.  To apply and learn more about our salary increases visit hpdcareer.com. 

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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 Acting Chief Montalvo 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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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 Interim Chief of Police

Interim Police Chief Martha I. Montalvo

Martha I. Montalvo has served the Houston Police Department for 35 years. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently appointed her to serve as Interim Police Chief.  Prior to that date, she held the rank of Executive Assistant Chief and served as Chief of Staff to Chief of Police Charles A. McClelland, Jr.  

Prior to being appointed Chief of Staff in May 2013, she commanded Investigative Operations, which included the following two commands and 12 divisions: Criminal Investigations Command, consisting of: Burglary and Theft, Homicide, Investigative First Responder, Juvenile, Robbery and Special Crimes; and Special Investigations Command, consisting of the following divisions: Auto Theft, Gang, Major Offenders, Narcotics, Vehicular Crimes and Vice.

Chief Montalvo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston Downtown in 1990 and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University in 1995.  She holds a Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and, as a result of serving as an active hostage negotiator for 10 years, also holds a Master Certification as a Hostage Negotiator. 

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