Friday, December 26, 2014

Northeast Post 8301 Donates Toys to Texas Children's Hospital

Northeast Explorer Post 8301

Thank you cards from the kids!

 


Northeast Post 8301 in the Christmas Spirit


The Northeast Explorers had a Christmas skating party at Discovery Green recently.



There was even a white elephant exchange.

Explorers know how to have fun! 

For more pictures, go to the HPD Explorer Flickr account at THIS LINK.

Northeast Post 8301 Assists With Holiday Festival




Explorers from the Northeast Post assisted "Mi Tienda" with a holiday festival back on December 18th. The explorers handed out safety brochures and talked about what the Explorer Program is. 

For more pictures, go to the HPD Explorer Flickr account at 
THIS LINK

Monday, December 15, 2014

Scout Fair hosted by Eastside Explorers Post 7525

Last Saturday, the Eastside Explorer Post 7525 hosted a Scout Fair at the Eastside Patrol Station. Many divisions from HPD were on hand including Mounted Patrol, K9, and SWAT.

The Eastside Explorers also conducted a mock traffic stop demonstration to show what types of things they train for. 







For more pictures from the Scout Fair, go to the Explorer Flickr account at THIS LINK.

Friday, December 12, 2014

What happens when you give Explorers a video camera???

Three explorers from Midwest Post 7277 went to the Los Magnificos Car Show at the Reliant Center on November 22. They videoed, interviewed, and edited the video themselves and this is the result.





To view the full video, please go to the Explorer Flickr page at THIS LINK.

Law Enforcement Exploring is about more than just police work. Young adults learn how to be leaders and practice their skills in other areas as well. 

Great job by the Midwest Explorers! 

Westside Post #3203


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

HPD Explorer Post 8301






Northeast Explorer Post 8301 participated in the Denver Harbor Food Fair last week. They helped to sack and distribute food to citizens in need.

Philanthropic projects are just one of the many activities that HPD Explorers are involved in. 

For more pictures, go to the HPD Explorer Flickr account at THIS LINK

Friday, November 21, 2014

Midwest Post 7277 and Northeast Post 8301 Celebrate Thanksgiving and Birthdays



Midwest and Northeast Posts met this week to celebrate Thanksgiving and two November birthdays! Happy Birthday, ladies!

Eastside Post 7525 at training event at the HPD Academy




Eastside Post 7525 took advantage of the joint training event at the HPD Academy on November 15 and practiced the proper way to conduct felony traffic stops. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Explorer Group Training Session on Saturday, November 15, 2014


A great, joint training session was held at the HPD Police Academy last week with all the Explorer Posts. These day-long training sessions are a great way to prepare for upcoming competitions.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Midwest Post 7277 share Leadership Night with Boy Scouts


Our HPD Explorers were showing their leadership skills by welcoming Boy Scout Troops 274 and 1179.

The Midwest Explorers had a great time teaching the Boy Scouts about the Law Enforcement Explorer program.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Great turnout at the HPD Explorer Fundraiser


Thank you to everyone who came out this past Wednesday to support the HPD Explorer program. A good time was had by the explorers at the movies while the adults enjoyed a great comedy show.

For more pictures, please go to the HPD Explorer Flickr page at THIS LINK.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Explorer Training On October 18, 2014




Explorers held a group training session last week at the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. They worked on tactics in situations such as felony traffic stops and building searches.

For more pictures from this training session, go to the HPD Explorer Flickr account at THIS LINK.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HPD Explorers take part in walk against Domestic Violence

HPD Explorers took part in The W.A.V.E last weekend. The W.A.V.E is a domestic violence awareness event presented by Toiletries for Families each year. The event honors those lost to domestic violence.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Westside Post 3203 Volunteers at the Walk Like MADD Event in the Woodlands



Westside Post 3203 volunteered at the Walk Like MADD fun run and walk by helping to set up tents, move equipment, and run/walk the event.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Eastside Post 7525 Talks to Chavez High School


Officers Hernandez and Cisneroz recently spoke to students at Chavez High School about joining the HPD Explorer program. The Eastside post, along with the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, are the two newest HPD Explorer posts. 

The program is free and open to boys and girls 14 years of age (and have completed 8th grade) up to 20.

For more information about the Eastside Explorer post, call 713-928-4600.

Midwest Post 7277 Open House



The Midwest Explorer Post held an open house this week and signed up 8 new explorers to the post. 

All HPD posts are looking for new explorers. Go to the ABOUT page to see the list of the 10 posts and find the one closest to you. Click on the station address for a map. 

Midwest Post Volunteers at the Houston Fire Academy



HPD Explorers do many philanthropic events. Last Saturday, Midwest Post 7277 volunteered at a fundraiser at the Houston Fire Academy. 



Eastside Post #7525 Open House




Eastside Explorer Post #7525 held an open house recently at the Eastside Patrol Station. Potential explorers learned about the program and were able to register. 

For more information about the Eastside Explorer Post, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Badges and Bases Fun Run (Houston Police Department, HPD Video Productio...



Check out the HPD Explorers at the Badges and Bases run which benefitted the HPD Foundation and the Houston Astros Foundation. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eastside Post 7525



HPD now has 10 posts. One of the newest posts is the Eastside Patrol Post #7525 that will be housed out of the Eastside Patrol Division on 7525 Sherman. 

A recruiting event was held yesterday at Chavez High School where students were told about the explorer program and invited to join. 

For more information about the Eastside Explorer Program, call Senior Police Officer Ed Hernandez at 713-928-4600.

HPD Explorers at the Badges and Bases Run


This past weekend, HPD explorers took part in the Badges and Bases run which benefitted the Houston Police Foundation and the Houston Astros Foundation. They ran a 5K got to see many of the HPD displays at the event such as the helicopter and mounted patrol. 

Explorers take part in many philanthropic events that go on throughout the city all year long.,Find the explorer post closes to you at THIS LINK



Monday, September 29, 2014

Open House at Westside Post 3203 on September 23


Westside Explorer Post 3203 held an open house last week and invited the public to see what Law Enforcement Exploring is about. A demonstration of felony traffic stops was held.

To see more photos and a video of the open house, go to the HPD Explorer Flickr page at THIS LINK.

For more information about the Westside Explorer Post, call the Westside Patrol Station at 281-584-4700.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Midwest Post 7277 Trains in Active Shooter

HPD Midwest Explorer Post 7277 trained this week in how to respond to an active shooter situation. This scenario is one of the possible scenarios the explorers could face at an Explorer Competition.

Friday, September 5, 2014

HPD Explorers Compete in First Explorer Competition



HPD Explorers took part in the Harris County Sheriff's Explorer Competition this weekend. Seven teams were entered and went through different scenarios such as Bomb Scene, DWI, and Arrest Warrant. HPD is very proud of our Explorers!

For more pictures from the competition, go to THIS LINK

Friday, August 29, 2014

Midwest Post 7277 After Training



Explorers from Midwest Post 7277 enjoyed the full day of training this past Saturday. They were treated to frozen yogurt by their advisors. It also looks like they were a bit tired after all the hard work.


For more information about the HPD Explorer program, contact Senior Police Officer Denito Berry of Public Affairs at 713-308-3200.

Group Explorer Training


Houston Police Explorers from several different posts met last Saturday for a group training at the Houston Police Academy. They learned the proper mechanics of handcuffing and searching, hostage negotiation, bomb threats, misdemeanor and felony traffic stops, and used the "shoot don't shoot" simulator. 

For more pictures from last week's training, go to THIS LINK

For more information about the Explorer program, contact Senior Police Officer Denito Berry at 713-308-3200.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Combined Training Session with Midwest Post 7277 and Northeast Post 8301



Midwest and Northeast held a combined training session last week. The explorers worked on how to handle disturbances and both posts participated in physical training. 

For more pictures from this training session, go to THIS LINK.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Training at Midwest Post 7277


Explorers from Midwest Post 7277 learned the steps of performing a traffic stop. They were also visited by Assistant Chief Buenik who is over the West Patrol Command which includes the Midwest Patrol Station. 

For more pictures from training at Midwest Post 7277, go to THIS LINK

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Training at Westside Post 3203



Explorers from the Westside Post #3203 recently visited the intoxilizer room at the Westside Command Station and received instruction about how to process suspected drunk drivers by Officer B. Gross.

Explorers also went through the steps of properly conducting a traffic stop including approaching the vehicle safely and requesting information.

For more information about the Westside Explorer Post #3203, call the Westside Command Station at 281-584-4700 and ask for Officer Cobia. 

For more pictures from this training, go to THIS LINK.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Midwest Post 7277 Goes Through "Shoot Don't Shoot" Scenarios


HPD Explorers from Midwest Post 7277 went through the "Shoot Don't Shoot" simulator last night. Parents (as shown in one photo here) are encouraged to participate in the explorer post also. 

For more pictures from this explorer training, go to THIS LINK

Friday, August 1, 2014

Midwest Post 7277 learns how to Fingerprint



Explorers from Midwest Post 7277 learned how to lift prints at a crime scene. Fingerprinting is one of the many skills explorers learn in the weekly post meeting. For more information about joining an explorer post, visit the "About" page to see which post is closest to you. 

For more pictures from Midwest Post 7277, go to THIS LINK 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

HPD Explorer Training at the Academy



HPD Advisors and explorers held the first joint training session recently. All explorers worked on different scenarios such as active shooter, building searches, traffic stop, and one explorer from each post got to do the "Shoot Don't Shoot" simulator.

Chief Charles McClelland visited and spoke with the Explorers about the meaning of the program and how excited the department is to have it back. 

Thank you to the Houston Police Officers Union for providing breakfast and the HPD Citizens' Police Academy Alumni for providing lunch. 

For more pictures from the training day CLICK HERE