Law & Order

An HPD Meet-and-Greet Underscores the Importance of Community

"We’re concerned with what’s happening here in Northside," says HPD Vice Division Captain Dan Harris.

07/18/2017 By Julia Gsell

Bit by Bit

These 'Civic Hackers' Are Creating Tools to Improve Life in the Bayou City

Houston’s got problems? Maybe data is the answer.

05/12/2017 By Amber Tong

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

April’s Perfect Party

Time to bring out a table for the tough and the brave.

03/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we say: Just book it.

02/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Tattoos

Prison Break Tattoos: Perfect for Those in Uniform

An HPD sergeant dons a different hat to ink public officials.

01/05/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

The Art of Crime

Lois Gibson, forensic artist for HPD, has helped catch thousands of criminals—and now puts her skills to use in unexpected ways.

08/04/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Photo Essay

Moment of Sleuth

A never-before-seen look at the death and afterlife of Houston’s new crime lab, once the worst in the United States, and increasingly a model in its field.

05/03/2015 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman

Bayougraphy

Meet the Man Behind HPD’s Successful Homeless Outreach Team

Officer Steve Wick and his team provide a possible solution to a complex problem.

02/08/2015 By Jeff Balke

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

Slideshow

Houston Police Foundation 6th Annual True Blue Gala

Wherein interactive demonstrations included a shoot house, bomb squad missions, and SWAT rappelling

10/31/2013