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Police Chief Hurtt Meets With Y-PAC Students

January 28, 2005 -- Houston police Chief Harold Hurtt met with area high school students who comprise Y-PAC (Youth-Police Advisory Council) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 to discuss the importance of respect for self and others, peer pressure, conflict resolution and teen/adult relationships. Chief Hurtt shared some of his life experiences and how he maintained a positive outlook and a respect for others. There was open dialogue among the students who also shared some of their experiences and how their approach to those experiences made the difference in the outcome.

Y-PAC was created in 1997 to recognize contributions from teenagers who are often overlooked as a source of insightful input regarding youth and law enforcement issues. The first of its kind in the nation; the primary function of Y-PAC is to promote trust and understanding between the Houston Police Department and youth. Y-PAC is now being used as a model by other agencies.

The area school districts that participated were Houston, North Forest, and Aldine Independent School Districts.

Click here for a photo of the event.

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.