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