Harold Hurtt, Former HPD Chief, Has A New Job -- With The Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency
Harold Hurtt, semi-controversial head of the Houston Police Department under Bill White, has landed on his feet -- he's going to hear a liaison office between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement.
He'll be director for the Office of State and Local Coordination for the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency, which we assume will start loading quickly up on Tasers.
"Chief Hurtt is a respected member of the law enforcement community and understands the concerns of local law enforcement leaders," said Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for ICE John Morton. "His experience and skills will be an invaluable asset to the ICE's outreach and coordination efforts. Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies and community organizations are essential to ICE's mission."
ICE says Hurtt "will oversee outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies and groups, tribal leaders, and non-governmental organizations."
"Protecting the public is easier when local and federal law enforcement agencies work together. I'm happy to be given this opportunity to bring my local law enforcement experience to D.C.," said Hurtt, who is expected to begin next month.
Hurtt was a police chief in Phoenix, another immigration hotbed, before coming to Houston.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.