Houston Police Department

  • Agency: Houston Police Department
  • Address: 1200 Travis Stree, Houston, 77002 TX
  • Chief:
Phone: (713) 884-3131

Houston Police Department is located at 1200 Travis Stree, Houston, 77002 TX. The Houston Police Department phone number is (713) 884-3131.

Houston Police Department News

Today is #SanJacintoDay which commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto which took place on April 21, 1836. (Note: General Sam Houston is not an HPD officer, but he's welcome to apply)

Details and map concerning Friday's public repose honoring Former First Lady Barbara Bush. If you're in the area, please be patient, extra vigilant, and if you see something, say something. #hounews

Students from France who are interested law enforcement visited HPD Headquarters today. They had a group discussion with officers from the Office of Public Affairs and asked scenario-based questions about the differences in law enforcement in our two countries. After, they had a tour, that included the museum, and took pictures.

Chief Art Acevedo, HFD Chief Sam Pena and HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzales greet Houstonians in today’s Art Car Parade in downtown Houston.

Chief @Art Acevedo speaks at opening ceremonies for Space City Explorers competition at the HPD Training Academy.

This week we pause and say a big "thank you" to all of our dispatchers for everything they do day in and day out. We can't keep the city of Houston safe without y'all! #nationaltelecommunicationsweek

Today, cadet class 234 took part in the cultural diversity tour of Houston. This tour is part of the department’s long-standing commitment to community policing and is designed to expose police cadets to the variety of cultures found in the City of Houston. During the all-day tour, cadets will meet with guides from the Acres Homes, Montrose, Meyerland, Westside, Southwest, and Eastside communities. At each stop, a guide will instruct cadets on the history, culture and socioeconomics of their specific community. In addition, the guide will explain how community members perceive the police. Following this 30 minute instruction and subsequent question and answer period, the guide will board the bus with cadets for a brief tour of the community. #relationalpolicing

It's #NationalPetDay and who better to feature than our own barn cat "Stormy." She was rescued by officers from a storm drain during a heavy down pour. Now she spends her days patrolling for mice at our Mounted Patrol barn. Life as an HPD barn cat is tough!

This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The HPD Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA) was at Houston City Council this week to accept a proclamation for their work in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and with other victim service providers and criminal justice agencies. The goal is to improve response to all victims of crime so that they may find relevant assistance, support, and peace. Thank you to Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and Harris County District Attorney Kim K Ogg for recognizing the incredible work that PACA does.

Chief Art Acevedo donned his other safety vest and spent part of his day on Lake Houston with our HPD Marine Unit. It was beautiful weather for patrolling on the water.

Today at headquarters, Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA) Chaplain Bruce Stewart brought coffee and donuts for officers. Chaplain Stewart spent many days helping officers at Houston Police Officers' Union during #HurricaneHarvey. This is the first initiative in the department’s Peer Support Program.

The Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association (HCPAAA) recently had a "Day with SWAT." Citizens were able to witness the tough and rigorous training that SWAT goes through to prepare them to handle the dangerous scenarios they may encounter. To become a member of HCPAAA, you must go through the 10 week Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class. Would you like to join our next CPA class? HPD holds two classes a year. For information about joining a future CPA class, go to http://bit.ly/HPD_CPA

Chief @ArtAcevedo discusses police-community relations and gun violence during the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Community Forum on Assessing the State of Houston’s Black Community.

Houston Astros baseball is back in town! It was great to win the first home game! Good luck the rest of the season and let’s become back to back World Series Champions.

What do you think of when you hear the word “slider?” Find out the crime associated with “sliders” in our first segment of “Feet on the Street.” See the full video which includes safety tips on the HPD YouTube channel here ==> http://bit.ly/HPD_sliders

Chief @ArtAcevedo addresses Cadet Class #236 on their first day of the HPD Academy. Cadets will undergo 26 weeks of rigorous training in preparation to become Houston Police officers and will be charged with keeping our city safe. #honorintegrityrespect

Enjoy this video from our Mounted Patrol, and have a happy and safe Easter.

Chief Acevedo and Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner are live right now on 97.9 the Box

Chief @ArtAcevedo and reps from @MemorialHermann Hospital today announce training for HPD and other first responders to help trauma victims pre-hospital transport.

The Great Houston Police Activities League (PAL) held its inaugural field day during Spring Break. We will be hosting more events in the weeks to come.

Watch video of the GHPAL Inaugural Field Day here ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEpvCqtGtpk

Eggstravaganza egg hunt ***They were off to the races fast!!! South Central Patrol Station is hosting an “Egg”stravaganza today that includes egg hunts and visits by HPD SWAT, Air Support, Dive Team and more.

Assistant Chief Henry Gaw meets with Youth Police Advisory Council about school shootings