June 19, 2014 - The Houston Police Department welcomed 31 new interns on Monday (June 16) as part of the City of Houston 2014 Summer Jobs Program.
The previously registered young men and women are assigned to various divisions within HPD, including Public Affairs, Planning, Special Crimes, as well as various HPD storefront locations.
Photos of the Summer Jobs Program Orientation Day at HPD are attached to this news release.
The goal is to provide youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with employment opportunities in various city departments and offices. Positions are for 32 hours per week and most participants will earn $7.25 per hour.
The City of Houston partnered with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Workforce Solutions SER Jobs for Progress (SER) and the Houston Area Urban League to launch this program.
HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. said, “This is an exciting opportunity for our youth to gain valuable job skills and experience first-hand the workings within the Houston Police Department.” Chief McClelland added, “This will certainly help to strengthen the police-community relationships and provide a foundation for those youth who seek a career in law enforcement.”
For more information on the City of Houston Summer Jobs Program, visit https://houstontx.gov/hr/summer-jobs.html or send an email to email@example.com.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.