Citizens and Police … Friendship Through Education
The Houston Police Department has had a Community Service Division since the Seventies. When a group of citizens requested a presentation on a crime prevention topic, they would send one of their officers to the group and advise them what they could do to keep from becoming crime victims again. This is proactive policing. In 1982, out of the patrol division came the idea that citizens also need to know more about their police department before a crime occurred in their neighborhood. From this idea came the concept of the Positive Interaction Program, “PIP.”
This month Officer Terry Bratton from the Houston Police Department’s Training Division will be at our meeting. He will be teaching us about the split second decisions police officers have to make through “Shoot,Don’t Shoot” videos. This will be an exciting presentation. Please feel free to bring a friend.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me or call me at 713-222-5196.
Officer Carol Trautwein
Ana Maria Lopez Storefront