Humphrey Ihejirikah, a student at Willowridge High School, was honored by the Houston Police Department for his outstanding service to the HPD’s Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC).
Created in 1997, the YPAC fosters communication and trust between the HPD and area youth. The council is comprised of a diverse, volunteer group of high school teenagers who meet with the Chief of Police, other police officials, and adult mentors to share and discuss issues of importance to Houston’s youth, with an emphasis on law enforcement topics. Ihejirikah was among 31 students recruited from Houston-area school districts to serve on the 2010-2011 HPD Youth Police Advisory Council. Members are selected by high school administrators to participate during the school year.