HISD Police Department kicks off 2nd annual art contest for Police Appreciation Week

The HISD Police Department is looking for kindergarten through second-grade students to show off their artistic skills for the department’s second annual art contest, which kicks off today.

The department is asking for students to showcase their artistic skills on the “Theme of Law Enforcement” to be displayed during Police Appreciation Week (May 15-21).

“Last year’s contest produced over 200 entries,” said HISD Police Lt. Guadalupe Jimenez. “Our focus on Police Appreciation Week allows our students an opportunity to visualize the work that officers perform each day and to consider becoming a police officer as a career choice.”

Students are allowed to use any type of material to create the artwork, which can either be an individual or classroom effort. Some ideas may include:

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

Judges will select one piece of winning artwork for each grade level. The grand prize winning individual or group will receive a pizza party, sponsored by the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) Greater Houston Chapter.

In addition, the Houston Police Department has also partnered with the HISD Police Department to allow winners of the art contest to attend a field trip to the HPD Police Academy during Police Appreciation Week. The winners will be able to see first-hand the K-9 unit, motorcycles, dive team, a helicopter display, and much more.

All entries must be in by April 29. Semifinalists will be announced by May 6, and the winners will be announced by May 13. Schools interested in participating may begin registering with the HISD Police Department’s Lt. Guadalupe Jimenez at gjimenez@houstonisd.org.