Students urged to enter art contest for Police Appreciation Week

The Houston Independent School District Police Department will be hosting an art contest on May 11-15 for Police Appreciation Week.

The department is asking third- through fifth-grade students to showcase their artistic skills on the theme of law enforcement. Some ideas may include:

  • Highlighting any HISD campus officer, patrol officer, K-9, bike patrol, or honor guard
  • Honoring a relative that is in law enforcement
  • The importance of law enforcement
  • The different types of police officers, such as federal, state, county or municipal
  • Appreciation of any police occupations
  • Entry qualifications to become a police officer

Students are allowed to use any type of materials to create the artwork. The work can either be an individual or classroom effort. Judges will select one piece of winning artwork for each grade level.

The winning individual or group will receive a class party with nutritious food and snacks, sponsored by the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) Greater Houston Chapter. Police volunteers from other agencies will be invited to join in saluting the winners.

Schools interested in participating in this contest can begin registering March 2, 2015 with HISD Police Department Lt. Guadalupe Jimenez (

All entries must be in by April 27. Semifinalists will be announced May 4, and the winners will be announced on May 11.

The winning entries for each grade level will be recognized during the 2015 HISD Police Appreciation Luncheon and displayed at the HISD Police Department headquarters, 3500 Tampa, Houston, Texas 77021.