About Assist the Officer, Houston

Assist The Officer is a non-profit organization providing short-term, immediate need financial assistance for officers critically injured or disabled in the line of duty. Assist The Officer symbolizes the appreciation for every officer’s dedicated service and commitment to the safety of citizens.


Lake Charles Officers in Need

At the end of August, Hurricane Laura crashed into southern Louisiana has a Category 4 storm.  While many officers in the Lake Charles region responded to help local residence and complete high water rescues, their homes were being destroyed as well.  Please, consider donating to officers in Lake Charles.  A 100% of your donation will go directly to officers in need and you will receive a tax deduction letter from ATO for your generosity.

Sgt. Pennick – Social at South Gessner

Please, come out and join us at South Gessner on Sept. 25th to support Sgt. Gregory Pennick and his family. His wife is currently battling cancer and their medical expenses are growing. All proceeds and donations will go to the Pennick family so they can continue to focus on treatment and not expenses. You can also donate to the family below.

Elite MMA – FREE Restraint Training

Elite MMA is opening their doors to ALL first responders the entire month of September!  The “TRT” program will provide you with essential restraint techniques that will improve your ability to assess and physically control suspects without harm to you or them.  Training and scenarios include maintaining top position, restraining an individual, punch defense, weapon retention, and more!  Sign-up immediately to reserve your spot at Elite MMA.

Memorial Service for Sita

The oldest active K9 in Houston, Sita, touched hearts with her sweet personality and puppy like energy. She was the Narcotics Officer Association Canine of the Year in 2014, in addition to being awarded the 100 Club Service Animal of the Year for 2020. Sita spent most of her 13+ year career with Senior Officer Kristin Uhlin. During that time, they were responsible for seizing more than $50 million in currency and narcotics. Officer Uhlin and Sita were also working on a project with K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, in relation with Memorial Hermann Hospital Life Flight, to help provide emergency care to working, tactical dogs injured in the line of duty. She was just shy of her 15th birthday and her passing has truly saddened the department. In honor of Sita’s memory, donations can be made to Assist the Officer.


1600 State Street
Houston, Texas 77002
P: 713-223-4286
F: 713-200-2470
E: [email protected]