"United Around High Human Values"

City Crime Rates and the Goals of the HPD

Petroleum Club
September 21, 2010

Speaker Bio:

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.

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