Case Study: The Houston Police Department

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The Houston Police Department has is one of the best known police departments in the state of Texas. It was first formed in 1841 by the first City Marshal. According to the Houston Police Department, “The mission is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment.” The hiring requirements for the Houston Police Department are as stated: “ 1.) At least 48 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade point average or 2.) A minimum of 18 months active duty in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge or 3.) At least five years of full-time
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