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School districts, police agencies join Ministers Against Crime to ensure safe conclusion of school year

With the school year quickly coming to an end, the Houston Independent School District Police Department is once again teaming up with local law enforcement agencies and religious leaders with its annual Project Safe Start event.

The citywide effort aims to help prevent crime and increase safety, ensuring students’ summer vacations begin on a positive note.

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Art contest winners for Police Appreciation Week announced

The Houston Independent School District Police Department has announced the winners of its first Police Appreciation Week Art Contest.

Third- through fifth-grade students throughout the district showcased their artistic skills on a range of law enforcement themes, including highlighting any HISD campus officer, honoring a relative in law enforcement, or the different types of law enforcement officers.

“It was amazing to see the themes and imaginations of our third-, fourth- and fifth-graders,” said Lt. Guadalupe Jimenez. “Their illustrations showed the time and effort that was contributed by each student.”

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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

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HISD police testing new body cameras

An HISD police officer wears one of the body cameras being tested this month.

An HISD police officer wears one of the body cameras being tested this month.

More than two dozen HISD police officers are patrolling campuses across the district with small cameras clipped to their lapels as part of a pilot program designed to provide an additional tool in boosting student and school safety.

Twenty-five officers began testing the first cameras this month, wearing them while monitoring schools and responding to various incidents. The department aims to fully outfit the 210-officer department with cameras by the 2015-2016 school year. Continue reading

Latino Police Officers Association shares bounty with needy children

NLPOA_440x230Thanksgiving came a little earlier than usual for a dozen needy HISD students this year, but they were still delighted to receive free turkey dinners with all the trimmings from local members of the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA).

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HISD Police Department welcomes five new officers, promotes sergeant in ceremony

officersThe Houston Independent School District Police Department welcomed five new police officers to its family and promoted one of its own to the rank of sergeant on Monday.

Family members, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered at HISD police headquarters to celebrate the addition to the nation’s only accredited public school district police department.

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