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Please check out our new Facebook page at Galena Park Police Department.  Be sure to Like and Follow us at the new Facebook page, as the old page will be deactivated soon!

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Officer of the Year

Chief Gonzales, Sgt. Knox and GPISD PD Chief Clements

30-year police veteran Sergeant Mike Knox was named the Galena Park / Jacinto City Rotary Club’s Galena Park Police Department Officer of the Year for 2018.  The GP/JC Rotary Club honored local law enforcement at their May 15 luncheon during National Police Week.

Galena Park P.D. Interim Chief Rick Gonzales cited Sgt. Knox’s leadership, hard work, knowledge of the community, and recent contributions to a recent homicide which led to the identification of a suspect, as contributing factors in Knox’s selection for the award.

This is Sgt. Knox’s second time to be awarded Officer of the Year.

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Look Before You Lock


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Police Trading Cards Bring Officers and Children Together

Chief Gonzales has provided GPPD baseball cards for Officers to give to kids.  The cards let Officers introduce themselves to our children and allows children to meet the officers.

Officer Tidwell handing out Police Officer Baseball Cards at GP Sports Complex













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Harris County Public Library Galena Park branch reopens

The Harris County Public Library Galena Park branch reopened April 24 following storm damage suffered during Hurricane Harvey

Mayor Esmeralda Moya addresses attendees at the Library’s reopening










Police Chief Rick Gonzales and MacArthur Elementary students attended the Library’s reopening



Chief Gonzales and students at the Library’s reopening

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Welcome Aboard Chief Rick Gonzales!

The Galena Park Police Department is pleased to announce that Rick Gonzales joined the Galena Park Police Department February 23, as Interim Police Chief.

Chief Gonzales is retired from the Houston Police Department and brings 30 years of Police experience to the job.  Feel free to introduce yourself when you see the Chief about town.

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Public Invited to Harvey Recovery Fair Saturday, October 7, 2017 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Residents affected by Hurricane Harvey

WHAT: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fair
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:                   North East Community Center (at James Driver Park)

10918 ½ Bentley

Houston, TX 77093


(Houston, Texas) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management invites residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to a recovery fair at the Harris County Precinct 2 North East Community Center.

The Harvey Recovery Fair will provide important recovery information about available disaster assistance from both governmental and non-profit organizations. Representatives from Harris County, the City of Houston, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other volunteer agencies will be available to answer questions and help residents apply for disaster assistance. Free MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) available for residents attending.

Participating Organizations:

·         Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

·         Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

·         Harris County Office of Commissioner Jack Morman

·         Harris County Community Services Department

·         Harris County Engineering Department

·         Harris County Flood Control District

·         Harris County Public Library

·         Harris County Public Health Services

·         Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

·         City of Houston 311

·         City of Houston Solid Waste Department

·         City of Houston Public Works and Engineering

·         Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

·         Small Business Administration (SBA)

·         U.S. Administration of Children and Families – Immediate Disaster Case Management

·         American Red Cross

·         United Way of Greater Houston

·         Lone Star Legal Aid

·         Texas Gulf Coast VOAD

·         Billy Graham Ministries Rapid Response Team

·         Workforce Solutions

Additional recovery fairs will be held in the coming weeks to assist residents that live in other areas of Harris County.


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Low Interest Recovery Loans through the SBA



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Disaster Recovery Center Open in Jacinto City

Apply Online for FEMA Assistance or Apply/Check your status by phone 1-800-621-3362.


Jacinto City Parks and Recreation Milton Lusk Activity Center

1022 Mercury Drive, HOUSTON, TX 77029

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday & Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

County:          HARRIS

Services, FEMA

  • FEMA Other
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Teleregistration
  • Web Registration

Federal Assistance

  • Federal Other
  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Small Business Administration Business Loan
  • Small Business Administration Home Loan
  • US Department of Agriculture

State/Local Assistance

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Other Services

  • Fax, Copy, Phone use
  • General Information
  • Legal Referrals


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FEMA: Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours of Operation

News Release

Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours of Operation

AUSTIN, Texas –State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will change their hours of operation starting Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

The 40 centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Recovery specialists from the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies are at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.

Most centers will operate 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Six centers will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the following locations: Edna High School Stadium (Jackson County); Wharton Civic Center (Wharton County); Northshore Community Fellowship of Faith Parking Lot (Harris County); Refugio Fair Ground (Refugio County); Klein Multi-Purpose Center (Harris County); and the Office of Emergency Management Parking Lot (San Jacinto County). The center at the Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department (Waller County) is open 7 a.m. to noon daily until further notice.




FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page, the @FEMARegion6 Twitter account, and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.

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For more information visit the Regional Joint Information Center website at


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