City Crime Rates and the Goals of the HPD
September 21, 2010
Charles McClelland is chief of the Houston Police Department. He has more than 32 years of service to HPD, joining the department as a patrol officer in 1977 and rising through the ranks to his current position as chief. His duties include managing an annual budget of more than $660 million and a staff of 5,400 sworn officers and 1,600 civilians. He ranks as his major accomplishments the implementation of Tasers and the 24/7 Real Time Crime Center, which allows for enhanced overall crime tracking and analysis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Chief McClelland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Houston. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and has received numerous awards and commendations.Last modified: June 27, 2023