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Acevedo marks 6 months as Houston's police chief

HOUSTON – Houston police Chief Art Acevedo on Monday marked six months on the job.

Acevedo came to Houston late last to fill the spot left vacant when former Chief Charles McClelland retired in early 2016.

Houston’s top cop said he is focusing on increasing efficiency within the department. He said the internal and regional sharing of information is also a priority.

“I believe that transparency breeds trust, and trust breeds cooperation and respect, and cooperation and respect breeds better outcomes for our stakeholders,” Acevedo said.

Acevedo also praised the hardworking spirit of Houston police officers and their ability to embrace change.

Before coming to Houston, Acevedo spent nine and a half years leading the Austin Police Department.

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