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DEPENDABLE SECURITY FOR BUSINESS TENANTS AND RESIDENTS
Everyone in Westchase District enjoys a high level of security.
We are a low-crime area, and committed to remaining so.
The Westchase District has a multi-pronged approach to
public safety. We are successful at what we do because
of this wide range of Public Safety programs.
The Westchase District's Public Safety program includes:
Westchase District Patrol -- Our Patrol is staffed by
off-duty Houston Police Department (HPD) officers providing 230
hours of coverage each week. They patrol the District in
marked vehicles bearing the Westchase District logo. These
Ford Expeditions are fully loaded police vehicles, complete with
radios, lights, cages, and Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) which allow
the officers to interact with their on-duty colleagues and know of
any pending calls by Westchase District businesses. Our
officers render a valuable service to the community. In
addition to law enforcement, they provide an extra level of customer
service to the District's property owners, managers and residents.
Camera Surveillance -- More than 30 mobile surveillance cameras have been
installed at 20 high profile locations throughout Westchase
District. These cameras are installed at the
Carillon Center (10001 Westheimer), Houston Marriott Westchase (2900
Briarpark Dr.), Westchase Hilton (9999 Westheimer Rd.), and Walnut
Bend Shopping Center (2901 Walnut Bend Lane.)
Shopping centers and
restaurants tend to be high target areas for criminals.
"Before the cameras were installed, some of these locations had
seven or eight BMVs (burglary of a motor vehicle) a month.
Since the cameras have been installed, these motor vehicle crimes
have been greatly reduced,"
according to Westchase District Public Safety Director Mark Hubenak.
What started out as a pilot program has proven to be so effective
that new camera units are constantly be added. Another 17
apartment and condominium communities throughout the District also
host mobile surveillance cameras to deter crime.
Our surveillance cameras have even been featured on Channel 11 - KHOU.
Click here to watch the story.
Bicycle Patrols -- The Westchase District utilizes
bicycle patrols in dense areas
where criminals can strike -- often without being seen. These
officers -- all bike-certified by the Houston Police Department --
are patrolling in pairs through apartment community parking lots and
retail parking lots. They can maneuver their bikes into
smaller areas and chase criminals into locations where a police
vehicle cannot respond.
Blue Star -- Twenty eight Westchase District apartment communities
have achieved the Blue Star certification. This distinction,
which can only be granted by the Houston Police Department, shows
that the community management takes its responsibilities seriously
and has gone the extra mile to ensure the safety of their residents
and guests. The Westchase District is committed to this
program and is working to encourage all 50 apartment communities in
our area to become Blue Star Certified.
Trespass Affidavits -- You can help our Public Safety officers protect your property by completing a Trespass Affidavit. The affidavit allows our officers to arrest anyone they find trespassing on your property, without having to contact a representative of the property owner. Apartment managers should access the Residential Trespass Affidavit. Owners of retail or commercial property should access the Business Trespass Affidavit.
Special Watch/Hot Spot Request -- Property owners and
managers may request that our patrol officers keep a special watch
on their property. This can be requested in advance of a
special event or when a crime trend or suspect has been identified.
special watch form online. Our Public Safety Director Mark
Hubenak will follow up.
Lock, Take, Hide signs -- These signs -- reminding motorists
to lock their car, take their keys and hide their valuables -- are
posted throughout Westchase District.
Click here to inquire about placing one your property.
Lock, Take, Hide Hotel Inserts -- These specially-designed
inserts for hotel key card folios remind hotel guests to secure
their vehicles before parking them at the hotel. Hotel
managers may download
versions, depending on folio size.
Public Safety Alert Network (PSAN) notifies area property owners, as needed, of any pattern crimes or suspicious activities in our area. PSAN
notices are distributed via email to area property owners, retailers and security personnel.
Public Safety Alliance -- These meetings are specifically
targeted to individuals in Westchase District who have
responsibility for maintaining a safe environment at their business
or building. Invitations are emailed for these quarterly
BMV Theft Reduction Report Card -- BMV (burglary of a
motor vehicle) crimes are down in Westchase because of the proactive
work of the Westchase District Patrol and area property owners and
managers. Many property managers download our
BMV Theft Reduction Report Card and have their security
personnel walk through their parking lots, issuing "tickets" to cars
where the driver has left the vehicle vulnerable to a criminal.
Motorists will return to their vehicle to find a helpful notice
advising them that they shouldn't leave valuables visible in the car,
shouldn't leave the window rolled down, etc.
Several new programs have been added as well, including:
* Crime Awareness Training -- Learn how to be
aware of your surroundings and to avoid becoming a victim.
This training is available for residents and employees.
* Security Site Surveys -- An HPD officer
will walk your property looking for security weaknesses and advise
you of his/her findings.
* Apartment Crime Prevention Initiative -- This
"knock and talk" effort features HPD officers going door
to door throughout apartment communities. They distribute
information on how to make sure your apartment residence is not
vulnerable to burglaries.
* Special Operations -- Our Westchase District
Patrol force will perform sting operations and other crime
prevention initiatives, as warranted, based on area crime trends.
Positive Interaction Program -- The Houston Police
Department's Westside Civic PIP is held the 3rd Thursday of each
month at 7:00 pm at HPD's Westside Command Station, 3203 S. Dairy
Ashford. HPD invites a different speaker each month to discuss
issues related to crime and public safety.
ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1 TO REPORT ANY CRIME IN PROGRESS
To speak to Westchase District staff or the on-duty patrol officer regarding any ongoing criminal activity on your property (vagrants, for example), call 713-780-9434. If your call is after 5:00 pm, you will be connected to our after-hours answering service.
OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS
You can report street light outages to CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-2222. Please note the 6-digit number on the pole before calling. Please report broken traffic signals, potholes, broken curbs or water leaks to the City of Houston by dialing 3-1-1.
We focus on security so you don’t have to.