Badge & Gun

Editorial: HPD stays out front with its active-shooter training programs

NOTHING BETTER THAN A WELL-TRAINED police force. And nothing brings home this point than an able response to a lethal crime scene. Let’s draw some comparisons. While at HPD, Officer John Barnes was well trained in the response to an active shooter. Now retired from the Department, Barnes was serving as school district police officer Read More

Officer (now Sergeant) Donovan honored as HPOU’s Investigator of the Month

Sgt. Lee Donovan was honored in the May general membership meeting for his successful work as an investigator in the Child Sexual Abuse Unit. Donovan was recognized as a dedicated officer and “accomplished investigator and trainer who always goes the extra mile with every investigation.” Then there is this example: Donovan was assigned to investigate Read More

Three officers honored for thwarting machete-wielding suspect

Three officers were recognized in the HPOU May general membership meeting as the Union’s Patrol Officers of the Month. The three were Officers L. Castillo, J. Perez and R. Luna. Sgt. Michael Reutzel read the citation at the meeting, detailing the details of a dispatch to a weapon disturbance where the suspect was armed with Read More

Citizens Police Academy Alum’s ‘Officer of the Year’ honor presented to Houston Senior Police Officer Kevin M. Hunt

The Houston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association has presented Senior Officer Kevin Montrelle Hunt with its annual Lynn B. Clooney Memorial Award as the 2017 Officer of the Year “in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to foster a strong relationship amongst HPD officers and the community.” The alumni association’s Andrea Schmauss read Read More

Lynn B Clooney Memorial Award

Lynn B. Clooney was a founding member of the Houston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.  Lynn, along with 20 other citizens graduated from Citizens Police Academy Class One. She was inspired by the officers who taught the classes, and felt it was necessary to form an alumni association to assist police officers.   The Houston Read More

Past Clooney Award Winners

Previous Recipients of the Lynn Clooney Award   2016    Sgt Melissa Holbrook 2015    Ofc Suzanne Hollifield 2014    Sgt James B. Luplow 2013    Ofc Javier A Calvillo 2012    Sr Ofc James E Tippy 2011    Ofc Syed U. Bukhari 2010    Sr Ofc Ana Gorham-Maki & Sr Ofc. Jose Duran 2009    Sr Ofc David E Freytag 2008    Sr Read More

HPD family support unit gets new, easier-to-remember name

You probably know what this outfit does but might have trouble with recalling its name. Quite simply, it’s name “has been” the Houston Law Enforcement Officers Family Support Unit. That’s quite a mouthful and even gets difficult on second reference: HLEOFSU. Those days are over. The name has been shortened and is being touted with Read More

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