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The HPOU PAC endorses . . .

Texas State Offices Gov. Greg Abbott (R) Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown (R) Sen. John Whitmire (D) Dist. 15 Sen. Joan Huffman (R) Dist. 17 Sen. Jose Menendez (D) San Antonio Dist. 26 Sen. Juan Hinojosa (D) McAllen Dist. 20 Angela Paxton (R) Senate Dist. Read More

Editorials: New events and recognitions

Another worthy first for HPOU members: Coptoberfest! COPTOBERFEST WAS DESIGNED FOR TWO PURPOSES: FUN AND FUNDRAISING. For the first time in history the back parking lot of the Houston Police Officers Union was converted to a beer garden for the HPOU Coptoberfest. It happened all day Saturday, Oct. 6. The celebrative party was designed to Read More

Sergeants Chris Andersen and David Helms Receive the Award of a Lifetime!

Houston has long been known as the armored truck robbery capital of the world!  The criminals who commit these brazen acts are generally more violent and sophisticated than your “typical robbery crew” often evolving and developing a rarely observed level of operational maturity not seen in the world of serial commercial business robberies; the motivation Read More

Adam-12 celebrates 50 years on the beat The TV series introduced the public to LAPD officers Jim Reed and Pete Malloy inspiring thousands to seek a career in law enforcement

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on and is reprinted with permission from the author and PoliceOne.   Fifty years ago, on September 21, 1968, Adam-12 premiered on network television during a period of tension between the public and police that was inflamed by news reel images of riots at the Chicago Democratic National Read More

Subway shares Harvey anniversary with HPOU membership

On Sept. 12 at HPOU headquarters it was Subway déjà vu. One year ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey – when most HPD officers were working grueling overtime hours, Subway went to bat feeding them big time. Last year the sandwich enterprise generously spread the cold cuts and cheese and distributed the chips approximately Read More

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