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Outgoing HPD Chief Charles McClelland Reflects on Accomplishments & Regrets

Charles McClelland has been a member of the Houston Police Department since 1977. He worked his way up through the ranks, and became the Chief of Police in 2010. Now, after more than 38 years on the force– and more than five years at the helm — Chief McClelland is retiring, effective in ten days […]

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Charles McClelland has been a member of the Houston Police Department since 1977. He worked his way up through the ranks, and became the Chief of Police in 2010. Now, after more than 38 years on the force– and more than five years at the helm — Chief McClelland is retiring, effective in ten days (Feb. 26, 2016). Before he goes, he joins us for an exit interview on this edition of Houston Matters.

We discuss Chief McClelland’s accomplishments, regrets and thoughts on the state of law enforcement — along with your questions.

MORE:
Houston Police Chief McClelland To Retire (News 88.7, Feb. 2, 2016)
Picking HPD’s Next Chief (Houston Chronicle, Feb. 13, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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