Harris County Constable Pct. 4
Media Release: 2017 Holiday Patrol and Impaired Driver Initiative
Starting the week of December 18, 2017, and throughout the
New Year, Harris County
Herman’s office will initiate his 2017 Holiday Patrol and Impaired Driver Initiative.
In addition, this year, Harris County Sheriff
Ed Gonzalez will also participate by adding patrol units to the initiative!
During these times, the Precinct 4 Constables and the Harris
County Sheriff’s office will add more patrol deputies on the streets within
communities, as well as, retail shopping areas. Crime trends in past years
indicate an increase in property crimes during this time period. Deputies will
be handing out crime prevention materials to citizens in retail areas, as well
as, distributing burglary to motor vehicle report cards on vehicles.
Holiday Safety Tips:
If shopping, if
possible, shop in groups, safety in numbers.
Walk with a
purpose and be aware of your surroundings.
When walking to
your vehicle, have your keys in your hand, and scan the interior of your
vehicle before entering.
If you are alone,
and feel uncomfortable about walking to your vehicle, request that store
security escort you to your vehicle.
Try to avoid
carrying a purse, and if you do keep it close to your body. Should someone grab
your purse do not resist, your safety is worth more than the contents of the
Do not leave
valuables and packages in open view inside your vehicle. This is an invitation
Herman “By putting more law enforcement boots on the ground, we will be
able to take a proactive approach in fighting crime”. “Deputies will be seeking
out the criminal element to protect our citizens”.
Also, during this same time frame, the Constables office
will be adding additional patrol deputies to focus on an “Impaired Driver
Enforcement Initiative. Deputies will be targeting persons operating motor
vehicles while impaired. This part of the initiative has been funded by the
Texas Department of Transportation through a grant funded to the Constables
office. The Impaired Driver Initiative will run through New Year’s Day.
Herman” Do not get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle if you are impaired.
Call a taxi or have a designated driver”.