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HPD Recognizes the volunteer contributions of the HCPAAA

At last year’s Houston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (HCPAAA) Appreciation Dinner, President Jeanette Einkauf announced to Chief Art Acevedo that the membership had volunteered a total of 7,474 hours from Oct 1, 2016 through Sept 30, 2017.   When that numerical fact was made public, Chief Acevedo challenged the association to double that impressive Read More

HPD Burial Fund: Funeral Package Update and Long-Term Care Info

A while back we had an elderly retired officer die who was considered totally indigent.  There’s been more than a few along through the years. I know it seems a bit hard to believe but it happens more than you might realize.  Those of us that retired before the DROP/PROP programs started don’t have that Read More

New HPOU Board Members to be sworn in Jan. 3

President Joe Gamaldi and HPOU’s 2019 Board of Directors will  be sworn in at the Union’s first general membership meeting of 2019 on Jan. 3.   Gamaldi will be serving his third term. This year HPOU members elected the first and second vice presidents and even-numbered board position representatives.   Those elected this year were Read More

Fallen Heroes: Officer Tony Trinh

April 6, 1997 Cuong Huy Trinh was born in South Vietnam on May 18, 1971. He came to the United States along with his parents and a brother in 1983. Tony, as he was known to family, friends and fellow officers, joined the Houston Police Department by way of Police Cadet Class No. 158 on Read More

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