Houston City Councilman CO Bradford has tagged an item on the city council’s agenda that would have named the Houston Police Department’s headquarters downtown.

Bradford delayed the vote that would’ve named the building after longtime HPD Officer Edward Thomas.

But Bradford has made it public he wants the building named after former Mayor Lee P. Brown.

Bradford says there needs to be more time to study the issue and get public comments.

The officers at HPD are pulling for retired Officer Thomas who joined HPD in 1948 and retired in 2011.

The issue will be taken up again in one week.


More about HPD Headquarters:

1200 Travis is a 28-story building inDowntown Houston, Texas that is currently occupied by the Houston Police Departmentas its current headquarters. At one time it was known as the Houston Natural Gas Building.[2] The building houses HPD’s administrative and investigative offices.[3]

The building, with 575,000 square feet (53,400 m2) of rentable space, has a typical floor size of 16,500 square feet (1,530 m2). The police department’s 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2), three-floor crime laboratory, a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) fitness center, a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) voice/data room, a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) 24-hour emergency tactical command center,[4] and a fingerprinting laboratory are located in the building.[5]


  1. susan smith June 17, 2015 3:19 pm 

    Does public have any say in who get’s this honor. How can we make our choice known?

  2. susan smith June 17, 2015 3:20 pm 

    why is this page black, it’s hard to read.

Comments are closed.