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View Poll Results: How would you rate the Houston Police?
Excellent - Very professional - very well liked 5 13.51%
Good - Professional - liked 18 48.65%
Fair - Needs to do a better job 8 21.62%
Poor - Abuse their authority - treats citizens like dirt 6 16.22%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Houston Police Department and their community
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Overworked, understaffed, underfunded - and it shows.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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HPD is doing a very good job cleaning up some problem areas from what I've heard, even if it's a work in progress. What jimbo says is true.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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HPD is doing a very good job cleaning up some problem areas from what I've heard, even if it's a work in progress. What jimbo says is true.
For clarification, I also think that HPD does a very good job at an impossible task.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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For clarification, I also think that HPD does a very good job at an impossible task.
That's how I feel.

Now, any police force may have a bad cop or two on its force, but that doesn't mean they're all like that.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Weak, under-trained and over weight. I have never seen more sorry-looking police officers until I came here.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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HPD in Alief is fast in responding. I think this has something to do with our HOA payments not sure on that one tho. The last one I reported, a very loud husband vs wife quarrel with physical contact on their frontyard aka domestic violence, the police came into our gated community in 5 minutes. They took the guy away eventually.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I think they do an excellent job considering how understaffed they are.
However, I have their off-duty officers, who work as our private patrol, on speed dial first, Constable second and HPD third.

Leagues above Montgomery County services.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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I think they do an excellent job considering how understaffed they are.
However, I have their off-duty officers, who work as our private patrol, on speed dial first, Constable second and HPD third.

Leagues above Montgomery County services.

Surprising you think HPD is leagues above Montgomery. Growing up, Fort Bend SD was miles ahead of HPD. HPD in Clear Lake is very understaffed. You're essentially on your own. Monitored burglar alarm goes off, even with an alarm permit they will not come out unless you call them.

On the flip side, you won't ever have the po po up in your business for no reason. Coming home for weekends (college days) late at night, I've been floodlighted in Fort Bend simply trying to open the garage door.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Surprising you think HPD is leagues above Montgomery. Growing up, Fort Bend SD was miles ahead of HPD. HPD in Clear Lake is very understaffed. You're essentially on your own. Monitored burglar alarm goes off, even with an alarm permit they will not come out unless you call them.

On the flip side, you won't ever have the po po up in your business for no reason. Coming home for weekends (college days) late at night, I've been floodlighted in Fort Bend simply trying to open the garage door.
Well the reason I say that is because I never saw police cars anywhere near where I lived up there. When the family across made a 911 call the response time was over 30 minutes.

My guys here gladly come cruise by if you think somethings up. Takes about 3 minutes.
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