New Tools For The Men and Women In Blue
September 25, 2009

Some Houston police officers will no longer have to buy their own tactical vests or worry about lacking some of the basic tools they need to protect the public and themselves from danger while in the line of  duty.

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The Houston Police Foundation, led by chariman  Tilman Fertitta, has made a significant donation to the Houston Police Department.

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On Thursday, Chief Harold Hurtt  and Assistant Chief  Vicki King accepted the items donated to the Narcotics, Bomb Squad, the Special Response Group (SRG) and SWAT Detail.

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The Foundation also donated medical kits, computer workstations and other supplies for the officer down-time room, an area that gives the men and women in blue a place to rest between shifts and off-duty court appearances.

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To make a donation or to learn more about the Houston Police Foundation visit

HPD Gets New Weopon To Fight Crime
August 26, 2009

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The Houston Police Department today became the first law enforcement agency in the state of  Texas to utilize a new crime fighting tool interfaced with the Federal Bureau of  Investigations’  Repository for Individuals of   Special Concern (RISC) database, which will enable officers to immediately check the true identifies of potential criminals on the streets.

The Blue Check Mobile Identification Device and Mobile ID II, will allow HPD to digitally scan fingerprints of  people under reasonable suspicion or arrestable charges, against HPD’s and the FBI’s databases for criminal background checks.

 They can scan fingerprints and get results back in three minutes or less. 

HPD began using the devices on July 31, but just announced the new crime fighting tools today.