Neighborhood Protection Increases Spanish Speaking
February 15, 2005 -- The Neighborhood
Protection Corps (NPC) of the Houston Police Department graduated
a group of community service inspectors from a four-week long
conversational Spanish class. The graduation was held at 3:30
p.m. today at the Ripley House, 4410 Navigation. Each graduating
inspector gave a speech in Spanish that he/she was required to
This training will allow Neighborhood Protection
inspectors to interact more closely with the community. While
traditionally only inspectors that spoke Spanish were assigned
to Spanish speaking areas, the need for bilingual inspectors has
increased. NPC can now serve the community by eliminating nuisances
and blight with more ease because these inspectors can now communicate
with citizens who might not be aware of their violations or who
might not speak or understand English.
NPC's goals are to work closely with the community
and its citizens to eliminate nuisance situations. NPC also provides
informational literature in Spanish to incorporate the need to
the Spanish speaking community.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.