Founders Day 2016

Police Chief Vera Bumpers, who leads nearly 200 sworn officers for the METRO Police Department based in Houston, delivered an address entitled “Protecting and Serving with a Black Female Chief in Charge” for the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 2016 Founders Day Celebration held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the DoubleTree-Hobby Airport. 

Bumpers made history in 2014 as the first black woman to lead the METRO Police Department. A law enforcement veteran, she is one of few female police chiefs statewide and only a handful of black women to ever lead a law enforcement agency in Texas.