HPOU Board Members

Joe Gamaldi

President

Officer Gamaldi attended the University of Hartford, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice, with minors in Political Science and Sociology. Officer Gamaldi started the Houston Police Department in 2008 and graduated from Class #197. Shortly after graduation from the academy, he completed his Master’s Degree from CW Post University in Homeland Security Management. Officer Gamaldi is currently assigned to night shift patrol at North Station, but serves in a full-time capacity at the Houston Police Officer’s Union. Officer Gamaldi is the chair of the Education Committee, the Ways and Means committee, and serves on the bargaining team for contract negotiations. He also coordinates the Safe Ride Home program, founded the Houston Officers Peer Assistance (HOPA), and runs all the social media platforms for the HPOU.