One Creek West is actively involved in making the extraterritorial jurisdiction between the City of Houston and the City of Katy as safe as it can be. The Public Safety initiative is responsible for: enforcing all nuisance abatement laws in a proactive fashion and working with Harris County’s County Attorney on threatening situations and unresolved nuisance issues , reporting graffiti and coordinating removal throughout the district, and processing requests for mobile cameras.
The vision of One Creek West for a law enforcement model that will best serve the neighborhoods and the commercial businesses is one of community-oriented law enforcement and an open dialogue with the community and its leaders. In order to achieve this goal, community leaders must become engaged with the Sheriff’s Office District Command and interface as needed regarding issues and problems as these arise.
One Creek West has taken a position on law enforcement regarding many issues that relate directly to each one of us on a daily basis.
- Citizen safety
- Neighborhood quality of life
- An informed citizenry
- A safe, well maintained and thriving - commercial area
- Traffic flow problems and pedestrian safety on main thoroughfares
- Expansion of Graffiti Removal Program
- Number of Sheriff Deputies on the street in District Patrol
- Special teams that are readily available for home burglaries, gang problems, human trafficking, street racing and other problems within the suburbs
- Regularly scheduled meetings with the community as well as with community leaders to communicate and exchange information.
- Continued excellence in training and expansion of special training programs
HCSO Law Enforcement Academy
To achieve those broad goals, One Creek West is seeking additional patrol positions for our District IV area which will stabilize our communities with a solid ratio of 1 law enforcement officer to 1,000 population. Over the years the population of Harris County has grown exponentially, and yet the positions in district patrol have not grown at the same rate. This creates a vacuum of reactive responses from Sheriff’s deputies to crimes of all types instead of the proactive approach that is necessary to stem the gradual decay of neighborhoods and commercial areas and eliminate the presence of systemic crime and safety problems. Our leadership and that of our communities is working with the Sheriff’s Office on the implications and need for each of the suggestions we have made.
The Sheriff of each county in Texas is, by constitutional mandate is the “high sheriff “which means that individual is the one who sets the agenda in times of disaster and chaos. This has significant implications for our communities which are more prone to flooding with each passing year and plagued with dense populations created by apartment complexes through our area.
The abilities of the Sheriff deputies, sergeants, lieutenants and captains are indisputable as the Sheriff’s Office promotions are guided by written testing and verbal review board to insure that all promotions are awarded to well trained, well versed individuals who will serve the community and the department in the most professional tradition of law enforcement.
Harris County SWAT officers