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November 24, 2015

Citizens Invited to 2nd HPD Meeting on New Open Carry Law

With the new Texas Open Carry law going into effect on January 1, 2016, the Houston Police Department is hosting a second informational meeting to answer citizen questions on what to do if they see individuals displaying weapons in public places.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at 4701 Dickson Street, 77007.  Free parking is available.

HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. will be joined by Tracy Calabrese with the City Attorney's Office and Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson in a panel discussion about the new law and the challenges police officers will have in responding to citizen calls involving an individual publicly displaying a weapon.

The Open Carry law will allow a license holder to "open carry" a holstered handgun.

HPD will live-stream the meeting on the HPD YouTube channel. 

For more information, contact the HPD Public Affairs Office at 713-308-3200 or go to the HPD website to view and print a flyer on the meeting at http://www.houstontx.gov/police/open_carry/Open-Carry-Info-Flyer.pdf.


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