New Life Flight service for police dogs is rooted in Brays Oaks

Two Braeburn West residents and a Westbury animal hospital are playing vital roles in an innovative program to save the lives of the brave and loyal dogs who help save ours. Under the auspices of Memorial Hermann Hospital, Life Flight air ambulance services will soon be available to police pooches through the new K9 Casualty [...]

2020-12-29T18:37:38-06:00December 29th, 2020|Articles, My Brays Oaks, Public Safety|

District J Patrol Online Platform

Yesterday we launched, which is the city’s first community-led online platform that enables residents to report lower level quality of life crimes and violations that will be handled by the HPD District J Patrol. The site will be monitored and maintained by the District J Patrol Task Team, represented by residents who represent each [...]

2020-12-15T10:52:57-06:00December 15th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

HPD Westside Explorers learn service, character and maybe a career path

William Rivas recalled his first meeting with members of the Westside Explorer Program five years ago.  Looking around the room, the then-14-year-old Elsik High School student nervously noticed guys who were four or five years older, taller, seemingly so self-assured, and the room swelled with their camaraderie. The young men now have all aged out [...]

2020-11-05T14:14:44-06:00November 4th, 2020|Articles, My Brays Oaks, Public Safety|

Houston council member’s ‘District J Patrol’ aims to tackle neighborhood crime

By Dylan McGuinness, Houston Chronicle As calls for police reform have intensified at City Hall, one council member is trying a different approach: additional officers on ATVs. Council member Edward Pollard is using his district’s budget dollars to launch a program he calls the “District J Patrol,” in which a team of community representatives works [...]

2020-10-12T10:51:32-05:00October 12th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of September 28

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 28, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including four mega sites.   Houston Health Department The Houston Health Department, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Health [...]

2020-09-28T07:14:26-05:00September 28th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|
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