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Houston Puts Two Latinos In Charge of Key Public Safety Departments

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Thursday that he has named Art Acevedo for the police chief position and Samuel Peña as head of the Fire Department, which places two Latinos in charge of key Houston public safety departments. This is in addition to Ed Gonzalez, another Latino, being the Sheriff-elect of Harris County. 

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Outgoing HPD Chief Charles McClelland Reflects on Accomplishments & Regrets

Posted on · 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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An Exit Interview with HPD Chief McClelland: Tuesday’s Show (February 16, 2016)

Posted on · 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 […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Chief McClelland Retiring and An Enormous Cross: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week: some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. This week, Tamara Tabo, Charles Kuffner […]

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Next Year’s Super Bowl and HISD Budget Woes: Friday’s Show (February 5, 2016)

Posted on · Sunday’s Super Bowl reminds us that Houston’s turn to host the annual NFL championship game — and all the hype and spectacle that comes with it — is just a year away. A delegation of Houston officials are attending Sunday’s game to observe the event in preparation for next year. Among them: Kevin Hoffman, Executive Director of the […]

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HPD Chief Charles McClelland Answers Your Questions

Posted on · From recent developments shaking the relationship between police and the community at large, to the impact the state’s new open carry law may have as it takes effect in January, to ongoing concerns about burglaries, homicides, and other criminal activity in the city of Houston and how it’s all investigated, there’s a lot that’s crime-related […]

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HPD Chief McClelland, The Full Menu, and Swamp Foundations: Wednesday’s Show (September 2, 2015)

Posted on · From recent developments shaking the relationship between police and the community at large, to the impact the state’s new open carry law may have as it takes effect in January, to ongoing concerns about burglaries, homicides, and other criminal activity in the city of Houston and how it’s all investigated, there’s a lot that’s crime-related […]

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Is It Harder These Days to Recruit New Police Officers?

Posted on · From Ferguson to Baltimore, there have been a lot of stories lately about police and their practices. So that got us wondering: how hard is it these days to recruit new police officers in Greater Houston? Last fall, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland asked city leaders for millions of dollars to hire hundreds of new […]