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  • 1997
  • Elizabeth Watson served from 1990 to 1992 and was followed by Sam Nuchia, who served as police chief from 1992 to 1997. (wikipedia.org)
  • officer
  • The first African American woman police officer on the force, Margie Duty, joined the HPD in 1953, starting in the Juvenile Division. (wikipedia.org)
  • to become the police chief in Houston, an officer has to advance through the rank and file although the "good old boy" culture was prevalent. (wikipedia.org)
  • patrol
  • A Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor model NCPD marked patrol vehicle parked at Booth F in Wantagh . (wikipedia.org)
  • source
  • Nevertheless, the department's reduced size has been a source of controversy, with the village of Mineola exploring the idea of seceding from the police district and establishing its own police force. (wikipedia.org)
  • largest
  • Since then, it has declined to around 2,600, making it still one of the largest county police agencies in the United States. (wikipedia.org)