Minutes for the March 6, 2014 Membership Meeting.Read More
The Texas Police Trust will host a Benefits Fair Wednesday June 18th from 10am till midnight. We invite you to take this opportunity to review your coverage and receive valuable information about your HPOU, Texas Police Trust, HPOU 457 Savings Plan and other exciting new products.
Food and drink will be provided starting at 11:30 and will be served till midnight. We will also have many door prizes from our various vendors.
In addition to insurance we hope to have representatives from the Credit Union and other HPOU committees. We will update you as the event comes together or visit www.policetrust.com.Read More
This past weekend retired HPD Senior Police Officer Dana Tweedie died in a traffic accident in Galveston. His wife, Senior Police Officer Linda Tweedie, remains critically injured. Officer Tweedie retired in 2008 after serving the citizens of Houston for 26 years. The Assist the Officer and the Houston Police Officers’ Union are accepting donations on behalf of the family. 100% of donations will be given directly to the Tweedie family.
George H Lewis & Sons Funeral Home has donated all funeral service expenses to the Tweedie family, donations made will go directly to the family to assist with travel, medical and any other related expenses.
The HPOU will be hosting a blood drive for Officer Linda Tweedie, Friday, March 7, 2014, from 10am-4pm. To set up an appointment please contact Krystal LaReau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (832) 200-3432. Walk-In’s are welcome as well, for more information please download the flyer.
Donations can be made in person or by mail to:
Houston Police Officers' Union
1600 State Street
Houston, TX 77007
Assist the Officer
fbo Dana/Linda Tweedie
1600 State Street
Houston, TX 77007
Online Donations can be made at:
As a police officer, you are exposed to a lot of noise that, over time, can affect your hearing. Untreated hearing loss may contribute to many health conditions including depression, dementia, diabetes and heart disease. It also puts a strain on relationships because people with untreated hearing loss often misunderstand words and may respond incorrectly. Even when people know they have hearing loss, they can take a long time to get treatment, largely due to the high cost of hearing aids.Read More
NAPO is pleased to report that the Senate has confirmed Gary Blankinship to serve as United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Blankinship, a former TOP COPS Award winner and Area Vice President of NAPO, has spent his career in serving and protecting the citizens of Texas.Read More
January 2013 - June 2013: $46.71 per month, $280.26
July 2013 - December 2013: $47.96 per month, $287.82
Special Dues Assessment(s): $0
TOTAL: $568.08Read More
NAPO’s Meetings on Capitol Hill with Texas Congressmen
Over the past week, NAPO met with staffers for Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) (Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security) to discuss the McLelland-Hasse Line of Duty Act. Congressman Burgess is a co-sponsor of the McLelland-Hasse Line of Duty Act. This legislation would:
- Create a new federal crime for the killing, attempted killing, or conspiring to kill a United States judge, federal law enforcement officer, or federally funded public safety officer.
- Create a new federal crime for interstate flight to avoid prosecution for killing, attempting to kill, or conspiring to kill a United States judge, federal law enforcement officer, or federally funded public safety officer.
- Clarify and enhance penalties for assaulting a federal official during the discharge of his or her duties.
- Expressly allow all judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials, subject to limited regulations, to carry firearms into all federal facilities, federal courts, and in jurisdictions where the carrying of such weapons is otherwise prohibited by law.
Ray Hunt called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer.
The meeting was dedicated to Officer Marion E. Palmer who died in the line of duty on Thursday, March 24, 1938. The dedication was read by Joe Gamaldi.Read More
NAPO Meets with COPS Office Director
NAPO’s Executive Director, Bill Johnson, met with COPS Office Director, Ron Davis, at NAPO Headquarters on January 28, 2014. During the meeting, Johnson provided background on NAPO’s mission and our history of collaboration with the COPS Office. Johnson also noted that since 9/11, state and local law enforcement have taken on a significant national security role. Johnson stressed the importance of hiring and retention, and explained that there is no substitute for the men and women who keep our communities safe.
Director Davis agreed with the importance of maintaining boots on the ground, and noted that the COPS Program is approaching its 20-year anniversary, which is an ideal time to acknowledge the success of the program and develop an agenda for community policing for the next 20 years. Davis emphasized the importance of having a labor perspective as the COPS Office develops an agenda for the next 20 years, and requested NAPO assist with this endeavor. Johnson welcomed the opportunity to be a part of this project.
A major crash involving a Harris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit sent multiple people, including a deputy, to the hospital Tuesday morning.
The sheriff's office said Deputy Jason Denham remained in critical condition following surgery for trauma to the left side of his body.
The deputy was sent to the hospital by Life Flight after a crash on Beltway 8-North. According to Houston TranStar, the crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. Deputies at the scene said a preliminary investigation indicated Deputy Denham slammed into the back of a Chevrolet Avalanche on the overpass at Mesa Road. His patrol car came to a stop against a concrete barrier while the truck he hit spun around and came to a stop.Read More
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