"Relational Policy - Creating a Spirit of Service"
Lunch and Learn
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Houston Chief Art Acevedo
HOUSTON, TX (March 21, 2019) - Silver Fox Advisors announced the April Lunch & Learn Program, scheduled for Thursday April 25, 2019, will feature Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. He will be speaking about “Relational Policy – Creating a Spirit of Service.”
Public safety is a priority that most citizens support, but balancing public safety and basic human rights is not – and likely never has been – an easy task. Now, add to the mix a city as diverse as Houston, where no one racial or ethnic group constitutes a majority. What strategy do you follow to improve public safety? In Houston, we are fortunate to have Chief Art Acevedo leading our police force and putting in place “Relational Policing”. Chief Acevedo will discuss this strategy and other important factors of public safety at the April 2019 Silver Fox Lunch and Learn.
Art Acevedo was sworn-in as Chief of the Houston Police Department (HPD) on November 30, 2016. In the fourth largest city in the United States Chief Acevedo leads a department of 5,200 sworn law enforcement officers and 1,200 civilian support personnel with an annual general fund budget of $825 million.
Chief Acevedo believes good communication is vital for a successful community and steadily works to strengthen the bond between the community and its police department. A proponent of community policing, Chief Acevedo refers to the proven practice as “Relational Policing,” an opportunity to forge a relationship with each citizen an officer comes in contact with.
The first Hispanic to lead the HPD, Acevedo brings a unique understanding to the concerns of the diverse communities in the City of Houston. Born in Cuba, he was 4 years old when he migrated to the United States with his family in 1968. Acevedo grew up in California and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne in California. Acevedo began his law enforcement career in 1986 as field patrol officer in East Los Angeles with the California Highway Patrol. He rose through the ranks and was named Chief of the California Highway Patrol in 2005. Acevedo most recently served nine years as Chief of the Austin Police Department.
Chief Acevedo holds various leadership positions with the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is married to Tanya Born Acevedo and is the father of Melissa, Matthew and Jake.
The Silver Fox Advisors’ Lunch and Learn events are held at:
Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77024.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Lunch is served at 11:20 a.m.
Program will begin at 11:50 a.m.
Seating is limited, and due to the special nature of this very informative session, will fill up fast, so make your reservation today. Tables of eight are available for $315.
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