Honoring HPD Captain Fremin’s Accomplishments in Promoting Education Exchanges between Taiwan and Houston

Display of Captain Greg Fremin’s Insignia

Captain Greg Fremin (R3), Professor JiHong Zhao (R2) of Sam Houston State University, Mrs. Zhoa (L1), Associate Professor Hsiao-Ming Wang (C) of University of Houston-Downtown, Mrs. Wang (L3), Director Sophie Chou (L2) of the Education Division of TECO in Houston, and Ms. Isabelle Chen (L1) of the Education Division of TECO in Houston.

A retirement party was held on February 23, 2018 in recognition of Houston Police Department (HPD) Captain Greg Fremin’s service to Houston. Since Captain Fremin joined the Houston Police Department (HPD) in 1984 at the age of 19, he has dedicated his life to working hard for the Greater Houston Community. He served as Division Commander for 11 years and oversaw the Houston Police Academy. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves, served as Commander for the Special Response Group and the Senior HPD Honor Guard Ceremonial Officer, as well as the lead Ambassador in Houston for the Travis Manion Foundation and the Director for the Houston Police Officers Union Stars and Stripes Charity Golf Tournament. He also coordinated the Wounded Warrior Reception and the annual National Police Week Survivor’s Reception in Houston.

Captain Fremin is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) in 2014. As Commander-Captain of the Houston Police Academy and Adjunct Criminal Justice Professor at UHD, Captain Fremin promoted education exchanges between Taiwan and Houston through the Bayou Connection program. More than 150 cadets from Taiwan have attended UHD as of 2018 through Bayou Connection, which provides cadets of the Central Police University of the Republic of China (Taiwan) with an opportunity to experience police training in Houston.

Director Sophie Chou of the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston attended the presentation awarding Captain Fremin a Certificate of Appreciation from TECO in Houston out of respect for his efforts to promote international education exchanges. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also delivered a Proclamation to recognize Captain Fremin’s service to the City of Houston.

Despite major events such as the Winter Olympics, Houston BBQ contest, and the Rodeo kickoff all happening on the same day as the retirement party, family from outside of Texas, close friends, HPD colleagues, educational partners, and volunteers connected to Captain Fremin, about 200 hundred guests in total, were present to honor him for his 34 years of service.

Certificate of Appreciation for Captain Greg Fremin