05/14/12 — Texas EquuSearch will be resuming the mock search with the Houston Police Department on Tuesday – May 15th 2012 at 8:00 a.m. We will be in need of foot searchers only. Our staging area is at 7306 White Lane Ct. in Pearland, Texas 77584. Please contact Ken DeFoor if you are will be attending the search. His contact number is (713) 202-3404.
05/13/12 – In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Monday is the beginning of many activities in which police officers are honored.
As part of “National Police Week”, a national police organization has chosen the Houston Police Department to host this year’s conference. And in turn, the Houston Police Department has chosen Texas EquuSearch to also play a big part in this year’s conference. Part of our involvement is for Texas EquuSearch to conduct a mock search … which will be videoed for training of investigators and officers involved in missing person cases. After editing, the video will be seen, and critiqued by many law enforcement officers and agencies throughout the United States. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s be honest. This is a really big honor. There are dozens of teams that would have done anything to be in our shoes. We will be representing Texas EquuSearch and seen by a lot of people. So it is very important that we all look sharp and very professional. Be clean shaven (unless you have a beard). We want to display the highest degree of training, skills, dedication, integrity and intelligence. We want them to have confidence and trust on our abilities.
The special mock-search assignment will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Monday – May 14th 2012 at Houston Police Department’s Mykawa Rd. sub-station, located at 8300 Mykawa Rd. 77033, (between Belfort St. and Airport Blvd.) The GPS for that location is: 29°39’29.83″N 95°19’0.38″W. We will be in need of searchers on foot and ATVs. Please be prompt so that you do not miss any information being provided. The Houston Police Department has insisted that all Texas EquuSearch personnel must wear their Texas EquuSearch, office issued t-shirts. It is preferred that you wear the white TES t-shirts. Please wear black or dark long pants. If you don’t have black or dark pants, please wear blue jeans. But do not wear camouflage, green beige, pink or any other colors. If you have any further questions, contact Frank Black @ (713) 301-6813. Thank you very much for your help in this project.