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Welcome to Houston,

On behalf of the men and women of the Houston Police Department, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the City of Houston.

As the country’s fourth largest city with well over two million residents, the City of Houston is quite like no other.  Houston is home to a wonderful mix of cultures, nationalities, cuisine, businesses, professional sports, and world class arts and museums.  Whether you are a visitor from out of town or a local resident, I encourage you to take advantage of what Houston has to offer.

As Chief of Police in Houston, I encourage you to be safe and mindful of those around you.  The officers of the Houston Police Department are here to help and provide any assistance in which you may need.  Whether you are a resident or a visitor, when you are in Houston you are part of our community.  I am a strong supporter of community policing and look to strengthen the bond between the community and your police department.  We welcome your support and will do our best to provide quality and equitable services in a professional manner.

I wish you a very safe and memorable time in Houston and encourage you to enjoy our wonderful city.


Best Regards,
Art Acevedo
Chief of Police


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