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HPD’s March On Crime

Posted on · The Houston Police Department has kicked-off another March on Crime campaign. Rod Rice reports it is the 26th year for the annual program.

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Police Labor Contract Expires Soon

Posted on · The current labor contract between the Houston Police Officers Union and the City expires in June. Contract negotiations are often a messy battle — but the depressed economy may actually make it easier to come to terms. As Laurie Johnson reports — both sides are already in discussions on the future of the contract.

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Deadlock Over Red Light Camera Penalty

Posted on · Houston police want to put the brakes on drivers who disregard the city's red light cameras. A grace period for violators ends this weekend. That means HPD has permission to put holds on drivers' vehicle registration renewals. But as Laurie Johnson reports — HPD can't really move forward with their plan.

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Too Many Shootings Involving Police Officers

Posted on · A number of civil rights organizations came to Houston City Hall to address the number of officer involved shootings in the Houston area over the past year. They are calling for an independent investigation. More from Pat Hernandez.

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I Haven’t Been Asked

Posted on · Acting Houston Police Chief Charles McClellan says he loves being a cop. He met with reporters for the first time after being named to replace Harold Hurtt. He told them that he thinks there are men and women in the department who would make a good police chief. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Weeding out the Criminals from Illegals in Police Custody

Posted on · The Houston Police Department has a new tool to improve public safety. The secure communities initiative deals with both illegal and legal immigrants already in custody. SCI is not some complicated political reform, but simple database integration. Pat Hernandez explains.

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Mistakes Lead to Review of Cases

Posted on · The Houston Police Department says all violent crime cases the past six years will be reviewed. This after an audit of the department's Fingerprinting Comparison Unit found problems that could compromise prosecution. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HPD Celebrates Milestone

Posted on · The Houston Police Department celebrates a milestone today. It's been thirty years since the department started its psychological services division giving officers a place to turn. As Bill Stamps reports, psychological services are one of the least talked about, but most important divisions in HPD.

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Affordable Housing Saves Fire Station

Posted on · An historic fire house is saved and the Old 6th Ward has more affordable housing. Rod Rice reports that the organization that rehabbed Jefferson Davis Hospital has done it again.

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HPD Runs Fingerprints From the Street

Posted on · A new high-tech crime fighting tool is getting an experimental tryout in Houston. Rod Rice reports that police can now run fingerprints of possible criminals on the street and get a true identification in minutes.

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New Property Room Erases Police Problems of Past

Posted on · After years of dealing with a cramped and outdated evidence storage facility, the Houston Police Department has a new property room. The new 50-thousand square foot facility replaces the one built back in the 70s. It has the most modern security features to efficiently house evidence. Pat Hernandez was on hand for the ribbon cutting.

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It’s Time to Pay Up

Posted on · The Houston Police Department and Municipal Courts announce a tried and proven measure to clear up the back log of outstanding traffic warrants...with an arrest. A warrant sweep is now underway in neighborhoods and businesses throughout the city. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Police Officers Use Nails Instead of Bullets

Posted on · More often than not, when you hear about police on the news it's when something bad has happened. But this next story is different. Twice a year Houston police officers volunteer their time and labor to help some of the city's most needy. As Bill Stamps reports, they're using hammers and nails instead of guns and bullets.

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Houston Police Recruiting Communities

Posted on · The East End is the focus of a boost in police presence for the next couple months. The Houston Police Department will put more boots on the ground and reach out to the community in an effort to reduce crime and improve safety in the neighborhood. Laurie Johnson reports.