AAPOL President, Eric Carr, is a 16 year Senior Police Officer with the Houston Police Department (HPD). The past 10 years have been devoted to criminal investigation. Eric is currently an Award winning Detective assigned to HPD’s Cyber & Financial Crimes Division where he specializes in ID theft & Elder Exploitations. He teaches courses to hundreds of police cadets and peace officers annually on how to investigate financial crimes and fraud prevention to citizens. Throughout his career with HPD, President Carr has gone above and beyond the call of duty. In 2009 Det. Carr transferred from Northeast patrol division to the Burglary and Theft division. Due to his hard work and determination, in 2011 he was awarded the HPD’s Investigator of the Year award and in 2018 he received the Fraud Fighter of the Year award by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner Houston Chapter.
Eric joined AAPOL out of academy class 182 (Motto: Eph.6:16 Take up the Shield) and after being an inactive member for years, he decided to become active and invest his talents, time and leadership ability into the organization. In 2015, he was elected as the Membership director where he helped increased the membership by signing up several new members and became an ambassador for AAPOL. In 2017 he was elected as AAPOL President were he continues to focus on helping members on and off duty, lobby legislation to improve officer benefits, and helping make AAPOL a 5 star organization that put the members first. He enjoys supporting the mission of AAPOL while working to improve the relations between our community and police.
Eric Carr has a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from University of Houston (Downton), M.A. from PVAMU. He holds several citizen and supervisor commendations for his professionalism and commitment to excellence, including back-to-back employee of the month awards. He is a member of the: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), Board member for Texas Lt. Governor Law Enforcement Advisory Board (2017), and Parliamentarian of the Houston Police Officers’ Union (2018).