HPD Recognizes National Police Week
May 12, 2006 -- The Houston
Police Department will observe National Police Week from Monday,
May 15 through Friday, May 19, 2006. The purpose of this observance
is to increase the public awareness of the role of police officers.
In addition to daily pre-scheduled tours and demonstrations at
the Police Academy, this year's activities will include three
important events in which employees and their families are encouraged
to participate. It is during this week that we remember and honor
those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so
that we live in safety and peace.
- On Monday, May 15, 2006 at 10 a.m. the HPD
Ministers Against Crime will hold a Day of Prayer News Conference
at the HPD Administration Building, 1200 Travis. Houston area
clergy members will attend this event to reinforce the partnership
that exists between the community and our department. For more
information about this event contact Michael Martinez in the HPD
Community Outreach Unit at 713-308-3200.
- On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 the Annual Memorial
Service will be held at the Houston Police Officers Memorial site,
2400 Memorial Drive, to honor those officers who have given their
lives in the line of duty. The processional down Memorial Drive
will begin at 7 p.m. The candlelight vigil will include the placing
of a wreath on the memorial, a roll call of deceased officers,
a 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS, and a fly-over (missing
man formation) by the HPD helicopters. For information about the
Memorial Service contact Sergeant Cynthia Miller in the HPD Honor
Guard office at 713-247-5826.
- On Thursday, May 18, 2006 HPD will hold the
Police Week Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium of the
Houston Police Academy, 17,000 Aldine-Westfield. The ceremony
will feature the reading of the Mayor's Proclamation and awards
presentations. For information about this event contact Ms. Debra
Williams, Awards Coordinator at 713-308-3263.
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