Public Safety

HPD: Help Us Help You Prevent Identity Theft This Holiday Season

The Houston Police Department wants to remind citizens to protect their identities and financial information this holiday season. The upcoming holiday season is a time of year when people are busy, tend to be distracted and are making more purchases than normal. The department offers the following tips to prevent identity theft: Do not carry…

Hobby Holiday Security Tips

The increased activity level and crowds associated with the holiday season require heightened awareness of security and safety threats. Seal Security would like to offer the Hobby District community some useful tips to help you and the ones you love to stay safe.

Community Meeting on Open Carry Law – Nov. 4th

With the new Texas Open Carry law going into effect on January 1, 2016, the Houston Police Department is hosting an informational meeting to answer questions on what to do if they see individuals displaying weapons in public places. The Open Carry law will allow a license holder to “open carry” a holstered handgun. The…

Back to School Safety

With the first day of school approaching, there are many safety concerns parents and the students should keep in mind and be aware of, including the need for vaccinations, obeying school zones and yielding to buses, security at the schools, bicycle safety, after school safety and strangers.

Sidewalk Projects in District I

The District I office is pleased to announce six sidewalk projects that have been pending for years, will finally be constructed as part of the city’s Safe Sidewalk Program. All of the projects are in neighborhoods near schools with high pedestrian traffic. Work has begun (or will begin soon) on sidewalk segments in Sunnyland, Tropicana…

Hurricane Season is Here – Are You Ready?

Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip Emergency Preparedness and Pets Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness for Seniors How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters Hurricane season officially began June 1st and lasts until November 30th. As we prepare for this upcoming…

HPD Team Featured in New Documentary

The Houston Police Department is featured in a new documentary focusing on how community policing is helping homeless people in our city. The 30-minute film, The Shepherds in Blue: How Community Policing is Guiding People Home, focuses on the innovative work being done by the HPD’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT). The goal of HOT, a…

Police Chief invites all Houstonians to town hall meeting

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. is asking you to mark your calendars for an HPD Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, February 7. The Chief is inviting you and your neighbors to meet with him and top HPD commanders at the HPD Citywide Town Hall Meeting, from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, February…