HPD PatchThe City of Hitchcock Police Department

As a whole, it is important that the Hitchcock Police Department echoes local and national values which embody both professional and developmental aspects. By incorporating our Mission Statement and our Vision Statement, The Hitchcock Police Department will strengthen its image within the community. 

The proclaimed course of strong community-police cooperation will help reduce crime rates and will also create a positive perception of The Hitchcock Police Department. Through meeting service expectations and working towards creating and sustaining a high level of public trust, the success of The Hitchcock Police Department will steadily increase.

More Importantly, overall, the inclusion of crime victims in the Mission Statement substantiates the multidimensional approach that The Hitchcock Police Department has towards all factions of the society and makes it a model public service agency from a law enforcement perspective. 


May 20, 2020

Recently, there have been discussions regarding the appearance and the upkeep of residences and properties throughout the City. Violations, such as junk and/or unregistered vehicles in yards, high grass, debris, trash, and dilapidated exterior structures have been noted and brought to the attention of the homeowners. These verbal discussions have resulted in limited enforcement action to address the violations. Non-compliant properties have a negative impact on property values and the City. We have been working diligently to update our City ordinances to address what has been viewed as shortcomings in our codes. Our plan is to utilize state statutes and existing codes as our guide for compliance. It is hard to be effective when working from a double standard. As we move forward, there will be a heightened sense of urgency in addressing these code violations. Our assistance is necessary to help remove these public nuisances.

Effective immediately, the police department will take a very active role in aiding our Code Enforcement Officers. Under the direct supervision of the City Administrator and Chief of Police, Code Enforcement Officers and other designees assigned to assist, will cite those who are in violation. We are seeking voluntary compliance to address these issues, so that we can continue to set a positive example for our community.

During the next 90-day period we will focus our attention in the areas listed below:
Residents with high grass, debris, trash, and dilapidated exterior structures will be given 10 days to become compliant.

For unregistered vehicles, per the Governor’s proclamation, residents will have 60 days after the pandemic is over to register the vehicle. Inoperable vehicles must be removed or repaired.
Junk/Inoperable Vehicles have been deemed detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public by reducing the value of private property, inviting crime; such as vandalism, creating fire hazards, constitutes an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, is detrimental to the economic welfare of the city by producing urban blight.

While on patrol, officers will seek to identify the locations of junk/inoperable vehicles and serve warnings to the homeowners.
This only applies to vehicles seen from the front yard.

For any questions or concerns, you can contact our Code Enforcement Officer Candie Serna at 409-986-5559.


National Police Week is May 10 through May 16, 2020



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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. 

As law enforcement officers continue risking their lives to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we remember and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
We are grateful for the dedicated service of our Hitchcock Police Officers!
Thank you for your selfless service, work ethic and bravery.
 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Matthew 5:9"


 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

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On Monday, May 04, Farm Gals in Alvin TX, donated 216 bags full of food for local residents. The Hitchcock Police Department set up tents and a drive through pick up in front of the station later that afternoon and early the next morning. Fifty eight cars came through the pick up line, and members of the department were able to distribute all the bags through the pick up distribution as well as deliver them to members of our senior citizen "R U OK?" program. The Hitchcock Police Department would like to extend a huge thanks to Farm Gals for their bountiful donation and continued support of the community. 


April 21, 2020:
COVID-19 didn't’t stop several officers with the Hitchcock Police Department from building a ramp for a disabled veteran on April 21. As part of the department’s community policing efforts, especially important during the pandemic, the officers partnered with members of the community to purchase materials to build the ramp for Joseph Nichols. “These officers identified a problem in the community and took it upon themselves to seek assistance from community members to solve the problem,” Capt. Timothy Underwood said, “Thank you for making an impact in the community by helping those who need it most.”
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