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HCDO Assist the Deputy Foundation

The HCDO Assist the Deputy Foundation is dedicated to helping the men and women of law enforcement in Harris County. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity run by law enforcement personnel in order to help fellow deputies, officers, and others working in law enforcement and their families through hard times. The ADF additionally provides law enforcement with needed specialized training opportunities, youth scholarships, as well as law enforcement led service events. This Foundation is an integral part in helping law enforcement families through illness, disasters, and unexpected hardships. 

A Message from the Director of the Assist the Deputy Foundation:

The majority of our Foundation revenue comes from the generous donations of HCDO Union members through voluntary payroll deductions of $10 a month. If you are a member of HCDO, we urge you to mark your payroll deduction to contribute to your brothers and sisters in blue. We found in times of grave disaster, this sourcing drains quickly and the Foundation seeks outside donations to help those that put their life on the line for the citizens of Harris County. Please consider making a donation so that we can help as many Deputies, Deputy Constables, Officers, Detention staff, and other law enforcement personnel in Harris County through your generous tax deductible gifts. Call to ask us about corporate sponsorship opportunities.


The HCDO Assist the Deputy Foundation is raising dedicated funds for the making and erecting of signs along the Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez Memorial Highway that was created along a portion of US Highway 59 in Harris County. 


Deputy Almendarez was fatally shot on March 31, 2022, when he attempted to stop three catalytic converter thieves in a parking lot on the Northside of Harris County. He was a longtime auto theft investigator. His death shook us all as violent crime related to the theft of catalytic converters was on the rise. A new law in his name was passed in the legislature spearheaded by Senators Carol Alvarado and John Whitmire along with Representative Armando Walle. This law will help ease the prosecution of these criminals. 

Donate Today! 


By making a charitable donation to the HCDO Assist the Deputy Foundation, you will help law enforcement personnel ​that have come upon hard times. Donations have helped detention officers with unexpected injuries, have helped the families of fallen deputies with expenses, and have helped dozens of Harris County law enforcement personnel in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters. The organization maintains low overhead so that every dime can go to those in need. Make a donation through Zelle today at

Application for Assistance click HERE

HCDO Assist the Deputy Foundation Yearly Scholarship Award

The Assist the Deputy Foundation scholarship is an annual award given to dependents of HCDO FOP 39 members that is sponsored by the Assist the Deputy Foundation. The Executive Board of the Assist the Deputy Foundation makes all determinations on eligibility for the award. We have a continued mission to help promote educational opportunities for members' families. The applicant must have been accepted to a college or university and be a dependent family member of a current member in good standing of HCDO FOP 39 to be eligible. A dependent family member is defined as a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, or grandchild.​

2024 scholarship application is open and will be due by July 28, 2024. Only completed applications submitted to the HCDO FOP 39 offices by the deadline, either by mail or hand delivery, will be considered for an award. The application can be downloaded below or you can pick up a copy in the HCDO FOP 39 offices. If you have any questions, please contact the HCDO FOP 39 offices. 


Texas FOP and National FOP is also awarding scholarships. These awards are separate and a qualifying applicant can receive both if chosen. More information on the Texas FOP state-wide scholarship can be found on their webpage.

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