LPPD is cracking down on drunk drivers.

Media Relations Information for June 14, 2024
Public Relations Officer – Asst. Chief Bennie Boles
Office: 281- 842-3114

LPPD Focuses Efforts on Impaired Drivers During the Holiday

On July 4th, America celebrates the birth of our nation. Around the holiday, sadly, we often see an increase in impaired driving crashes. From 2017 to 2021, there were 1,460 drivers killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the Fourth of July holiday period — 38% of the drivers killed were drunk. That’s why TxDOT, law enforcement officials, and other key partners are working together this Fourth of July and increasing their presence across the state as part of a statewide High Visibility Enforcement effort.
Texans will notice an increased presence of law enforcement officials during the Fourth of July weekend as part of an aggressive crackdown on impaired drivers. DPS and other law enforcement agencies throughout Texas have received federal grants to increase enforcement efforts over the holiday weekend.

Tips to Celebrate Safely
• If you plan to drink, make a plan ahead of time for a sober ride home.
• Even if you’ve had only one drink, let someone who hasn’t been drinking take you home. A sober driver is one who does not drink at all, not the one who’s had the least to drink.
• If you’re hosting a Fourth of July gathering, help the designated drivers out by making sure there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.
• Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, safely pull over and call 911.
• Always wear your seat belt.

As an enforcement strategy, the La Porte Police Department (LPPD) is using funds through ongoing assistance from a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant. The Independence Day enforcement period is June 21 – July 07, 2024. With this grant, additional LPPD officers will be deployed during each of these holiday periods on an overtime basis, to watch for impaired drivers on local roadways. Anyone operating a vehicle and found to be intoxicated will be arrested. Suspected intoxicated drivers who refuse to provide a breath test will be the subject of a search warrant and have their blood drawn for blood alcohol level testing.

All TXDOT’s S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) campaigns are designed to reduce both motor vehicle accidents and the residual effects incurred by impaired motorists. The programs have consistently proven to reduce injuries, fatalities, and property damage along major thoroughfares and at high collision/high-density intersections. For more information on La Porte Police Department’s involvement in the State’s various S.T.E.P. programs, please contact LPPD at 281-842-3115 and follow us on Facebook at @LaPortePoliceDepartment.

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Warning, LPISD has summer school zones.

Although Summer Break is upon us, citizens of La Porte are reminded that LPISD will be holding Summer School sessions. Listed below are the upcoming school zone locations and their times:

Bayshore Elementary School (McCabe Road) from June 10th-27th : lights activated 7:30am-8:30am & 1:30pm-2:30pm.

La Porte Junior High (S Broadway and San Jacinto) from June 10th-27th: 8:00am-9:30am & 12:00pm-2:00pm.

La Porte High (E Fairmont and San Jacinto) from June 5th-20th: 8:00am-9:30am & 12:00pm-2:00pm.


Additional tips for motorists:
-Be aware that traffic patterns around school zones may have changed since the previous school session.
-Stay alert and put your cell phone away.
-Drop off and pick up your children in your school’s designated areas, not the middle of the street.
-Keep an eye on children gathered at bus stops.
-Watch for children who might dart across the street or between vehicles.

For more information on traffic safety, please contact La Porte Police Department at 281-471-3115.

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Honoring heroes for National EMS Week in La Porte.

Join us in celebrating National EMS Week this week! We are grateful to our La Porte EMS providers for their dedication to the health and safety of our community. Thank you to these first responders for their service and courage and all that they do to contribute to our shared mission of saving lives!

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Sulzer Services donates $50,000 to La Porte Police Department strengthening community partnerships.

Media Relations Information for May 22, 2024
Public Relations Officer – Assistant Chief John Krueger
Office: 281-842-3161

La Porte Police Department receives generous donation from Sulzer Services

The La Porte Police Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous charitable donation from a local La Porte business, Sulzer Services. Sulzer Services President Darayus Pardivala was on hand, May 17th, at the company’s annual golf tournament to present Chief Scott Pullig with a check for $50,000.00.

“We are humbled and honored by the generous donation made by Sulzer Services to our Police Department. Because of their generosity, we are able to fund important programs and support community initiatives. The mission of the La Porte Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to prevent crime and improve the quality of life for our citizens. Donations such as these are essential in helping us reach this goal. Mr. Pardivala and Sulzer Services are great community partners, and we thank them for their continued support.” – Chief Scott Pullig

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Video: Help needed, La Porte Police seek Identity of vehicle burglary 🤡.

The La Porte Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a burglary of a motor vehicle suspect. During the early morning hours on 5/21/2024 an unknown male burglarized multiple vehicles at an apartment complex in the city of La Porte. The suspect appears to possibly be a Hispanic male. Entry was forced into several vehicles and multiple firearms were stolen. If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect in the video, please contact Detective Dalton at 281-842-3144.

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LPPOA supporting the community at the Sulzer 37th Annual Golf Tournament making mulligan memories.

The La Porte Police Officers Association sponsored a hole in the Sulzer 37th annual Hack Attack golf tournament. Proceeds from this tournament benefit the DePelchin Children’s Center and La Porte Police Department. Team members left to right are finance Director, Michael Dolby, assistant city manager, Matt Daeumer LPPOA member and past President Matt Novosad, and golf course manager Billy Stoker.

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Brookglen Subdivision’s annual summer party draws La Porte Fire and Police for a day of food and festivities.

Brookglen subdivision had their annual Summer Party on Sunday, May 19th at Brookglen Park on Somerton. La Porte Fire and Police stopped by for a bite to eat, showed the kids and adults their vehicles and talked about their job. There was hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, a water slide, a bounce house, a live DJ and the Kona Ice truck. We were thankful for the invite!

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Video: Powerful moments at LPPD’s Praying at the Pole.

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Video: La Porte Police Department seeks public’s help in identifying female 🤡 of Robbery at And Sew it Began business.

The La Porte Police Department is seeking the help of the public to identify the female depicted in the photo and video(video to follow in separate post). On Monday, 04/01/24, during the daytime hours, a female entered the And Sew it Began business located at 212 W. Main St. in La Porte. The suspect went behind the counter where the register was located and took approximately $400 in cash while the store employee was away from the counter. The suspect soon left the store on foot and it appears no vehicle information was located on surveillance footage. If anyone recognizes this individual, please contact the La Porte Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 281-842-3173 and reference case # 24-00911.

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Swearing In Success: La Porte Police Department welcomed new employees in a recognition ceremony. Congratulations!

La Porte Police Department’s Recognition Ceremony-New Employees-Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Welcome to Officer Thomas Crow, Officer Issac Cruz, Officer Michael Grimes, Officer Alan Harris, Officer William Ingram, Officer Jonathon Santana, Officer Aimen Tamayo, Jailer Whitney Nicks (not pictured), Dispatcher Ethan Nolan and Dispatcher Clay Volkert.

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Highlights from La Porte Police Department’s Awards Ceremony 2024.

La Porte Police Department’s Awards Ceremony-April 25, 2024.

Chief’s Commendations-Criminal Investigation Specialist Amy Haire, ACO Tessa Thompson, ACO Mitch Beasley, Detective Ashley Breeding and Detective Kenny Martin.
Life Saving Awards-Officer Darrian Britton and PSA Princess Holmes.
Employee of the 3rd Quarter 2023-Sgt. Ron Digby
Employee of the 4th Quarter 2023-Support Services Supervisor Stacey Lippold
Officer of the Year 2023-Officer Jeff Tippit
Volunteer of the Year 2023-Randy Le Blanc
Civilian Employee of the Year 2023-Crime Victim Liaison-Shaye Lister

Congratulations to all!!!

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La Porte Police Department welcomes seven new probationary Police Officers. Congratulations!

Congratulations to all seven-brand-new Probationary Police Officers (PPOs) recently sworn in by La Porte Police Chief Scott Pullig. The cadets, having just graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown’s police academy, will now begin an extensive training phase with certified Field Training Officers from the La Porte Police Department. The recent graduates are the first group in La Porte’s resurrection of their Civil Service Entrance Exam process, which hires the prospective officers, send them to a local certified academy, and then trains the PPOs in Department processes over the next six months.

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LPPD celebrating the inaugural graduates of the Basic Citizens Police Academy 2024. Congratulations!

Congratulations to the first graduates of the Basic Citizens Police Academy for 2024. During the past twelve weeks this academy has given the citizens the opportunity to come to the police station and learn what its police department’s functions and duties entail! The academy allows the citizens of La Porte and its public servants the opportunity to work together by educating each other on how to make this community a safer place to live and work.

If you are interested in attending the academy, please feel free to contact our Support Services Division at 281-471-2141.

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J. Scott Pullig was officially sworn in as La Porte Police Chief: Lieutenant John Krueger appointed Assistant Chief

Following the eve of La Porte City Council’s confirmation of J. Scott Pullig to be La Porte Police Department’s newest Chief of Police, Judge Denise Mitrano performed a swearing in ceremony on the Morning of April 9th, 2024. Pullig was officially sworn in and proclaimed Chief of the organization. After starting with the agency in 1998, Pullig has risen through the ranks and served in multiple divisions and roles; making him well-prepared to take the reins.

With Pullig vacating the position of Assistant Chief over the Department’s Support Services Command, he has appointed Lieutenant John Krueger to be the agency’s next Assistant Chief. Congratulations to both La Porte veterans.

















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LPCPAAA recognizing the unsung heroes of Telecommunications Month.

April is Telecommunications Month. Each month the LPCPAAA recognizes and presents a token of appreciation to a LPPD department and this month we highlight… the committed individuals in Dispatch that keep communications flowing 24×7 across several city departments. Thank you for your hard work and we hope you enjoy your gift card!

Telecommunications (Dispatch) Personnel receive incoming calls for police, fire, emergency medical, and animal control assistance and dispatch necessary units; operates TCIC/NCIC, CAD, 911 and switchboard equipment; and perform a variety of general support duties related to communications activities for the City of La Porte.

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Video: Help LPPD Identify these 🤡’s caught on surveillance footage ripping off a car wash..

The La Porte Police Department is seeking the help of the public to identify the males depicted in this surveillance footage. On Wednesday, 03/27/24, during the nighttime hours, two white male subjects rode their bicycles into the parking lot for Zoom Car Wash, 9222 Spencer Hwy. The subjects then began to take apart and go through the vacuums, which if taken apart incorrectly or turned on could have resulted in thousands of dollars of damage to each one. The subjects search the contents of the vacuums and leave the location. Luckily there was no damage at this time.

If anyone recognizes these individuals, please contact the La Porte Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 281-842-3173 and reference case # 24-00853.

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Community unity, LPPD joined the Youth Baseball Opening Day Ceremony last Saturday.

On Saturday, the Police Department participated in the opening day ceremonies for the youth baseball association. School Resource Officer Yvonne Stanley represented the Department by throwing out the “first pitch,” signifying the start of the new season. Thank you to all the officers who helped make this event a success.

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Check out LPPD’s new look, enhanced uniforms for Officer comfort and safety.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW LOOK 👀

You might notice that our uniformed officers look a little different now. Pictured below is Officer Nelson wearing our new load bearing vest.

Load bearing vests help better distribute the weight of nearly 30 pounds of equipment so there is less strain on the officer’s hips and lower back. This change was approved under Chief D. Ditrich’s administration and we are excited to see this project come to life!

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Join the force at La Porte Police Department because their recruiting Police Cadets for exciting opportunities.

Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer? The La Porte Police Department is now recruiting for Police Cadets.

📝 Civil Service Entrance Exam will be on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 9:00AM.
👟 The Physical Agility Test will be the following morning on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, for those who pass the Entrance Exam with a 70 or better.
💻 You MUST complete an employment application online for registration/consideration. To view the minimum requirements and to submit an application, visit https://bit.ly/CoLPCareers

After review, and if you’ve met the minimum qualifications, you will receive an email with additional testing information from Human Resources on or before Friday, April 26, 2024.

⏰ Applications will close at 5:00PM on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

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LPPD joined TxDOT’s Impaired Driving Mobilization for Spring Break.

For upcoming holiday events, the La Porte Police Department (LPPD) will participate in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) program thanks to a grant received from TxDOT.

The targeted waves of enforcement will include

• Spring Break (March 7– March 24, 2024),
• Independence Day (June 21 – July 7, 2024), and
• Labor Day (August 16 – September 2, 2024).

With this grant, additional LPPD officers will be deployed during each of these holiday periods on an overtime basis, to watch for impaired drivers on local roadways. Anyone operating a vehicle and found to be intoxicated will be arrested. Suspected intoxicated drivers who refuse to take a breath test will be the subject of a search warrant and have their blood drawn for blood alcohol level testing.

All of TXDOT’s S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) campaigns are designed to reduce both motor vehicle accidents and the residual effects incurred by impaired motorists. The programs have consistently been proven to reduce injuries, fatalities, and property damage along major thoroughfares and at high collision/high-density intersections.

Residents are reminded to drive safely and while taking comfort in knowing additional traffic enforcement officers are monitoring local roadways. For more information on the La Porte Police Department’s involvement in the various state S.T.E.P. programs, please contact them at 281-842-3115 and follow them on Facebook at @LaPortePoliceDepartment.

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LPPD celebrating the excellence of their evening shift division.

Congrats Evening Shifters!!!
Congratulations 🎉 EVENING SHIFT DIVISION!
Each month throughout 2024 the LPCPAAA presents a specific LP Police Department division with a token of appreciation in the way of a restaurant gift card for their dedicated support to the LPPD and City of La Porte. We are proud to highlight the hard working employees of the Evening Shift in March and invite you to join us in thanking them for their exemplary service.

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LPPD celebrated National School Resource Officer (SRO) Day, honoring the unsung heroes of campus safety.

 RESOURCE OFFICER (noun)
1. Like a normal Law Enforcement Officer, but much cooler.

February 15th is National School Resource Officer (SRO) Day. We would like to take the time to thank our SRO’s for all they do to keep their campuses safe and the positive influence they have on their students lives. If an SRO has impacted your life, feel free to share your story and don’t forget to thank an SRO today!

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Because of a donation to LPPD the crew is now sporting Guardian Angel Wearable Safety Lights from the La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

On behalf of the La Porte Police Department Patrol Division, we would like to thank La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association for their generous donation of Guardian Angel Wearable Safety Lights. These lights are mounted on the officer’s shoulder are primarily used to remain visible to others while working in dark settings.
We thank you, LPCPAAA, for all you do for our department! We appreciate you.

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Saluting Officer Tippit for 30+ years of dedication and service to the City of La Porte. Congratulations!

Thank you for your years of dedication Officer Tippit!
Please join us as we congratulate Officer Jeff Tippit #650 on his retirement! Officer Tippit has served 30 plus years in his Law Enforcement career and has served the citizens of La Porte with honor, integrity and compassion. While we will miss his leadership and knowledge, we are grateful for everything he has done.
Officer Tippit focused the end of his career serving in our commercial driver unit (DOT). Here he is on his last inspection!
Congratulations!!

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