POLICE Department

An Inside Look: Chief McClelland Tells Cadets "There's Never a Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing"

August 19, 2015 - Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recently welcomed dozens of new police recruits to their first day of training in HPD's 224th Police Academy Class.
Watch Chief McClelland tell cadets what it means to be a member of HPD and citizens' expectations on the HPD YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/BuER_GIlGic

Photos of Chief McClleland addressing Cadet Class #224 are attached to this news release.  

On July 7, Class #224 gathered in room #436 at the L. D. Morrison Police Training Academy at 17000 Aldine Westfield for the beginning of the 26-week rigorous training to join the ranks of HPD.  Following this intensive training, the cadets will graduate and be sworn in as HPD officers and join the rank and file to serve and protect the citizens of Houston.  

Chief McClelland spoke to the cadets on numerous topics including expectations, Houston's cultural diversity and HPD's core values.  

HPD is hiring! Anyone interested in becoming an HPD officer is urged to visit https://www.hpdcareer.com.

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