THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (October 14, 2013) – Officials with The Woodlands Township have been working diligently over the weekend with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office District 6 to address recent criminal activities taking place in The Woodlands and in South Montgomery County.
The Woodlands Township will utilize overtime funding for additional Sheriff personnel that will add patrol units throughout The Woodlands including the Village Centers.
“We take each and every incident seriously,” said Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Board of The Woodlands Township. “Visibility is always key, and you will see additional patrol units throughout The Woodlands.”
Captain Andrew Eason, who heads up law enforcement for Montgomery County in The Woodlands, also urged residents and businesses to keep an eye out and immediately call whenever they get a “hint” of suspicious activity.
“While we have more men and women on patrol than most communities in the country, we also rely on residents and businesses when they see something out of the ordinary,” he said. “For certain, if you see something out of the extraordinary or a criminal activity in progress, immediately call 9-1-1 without hesitation. For suspicious activity, immediately call an established number to Montgomery County law enforcement: 936-442-7797.”
Captain Eason encourages residents and businesses to place the number above into their cell phones. For additional public safety numbers, please see the chart below.
Tough said The Woodlands law enforcement plan works on a layered approached which has become one of the best in the country when looking at crime stats. “Our number one priority is public safety for our residents, businesses and visitors,” he said. “It is the commitment of The Woodlands Township.”
Tough said this is accomplished by partnering with both public and private agencies, including the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office District 6, Harris County Constable’s Office – Precinct 4, Montgomery County Constable, Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol, Park Rangers, Town Center Rangers and The Woodlands Fire Department, and he said, one of the most important aspects: the residents. “Residents know their neighborhoods better than anyone,” he said, “and they can help as eyes and ears of this great place to live, work and play, and call authorities when they see something suspicious.”
The Woodlands Township’s Neighborhood Services Department, which works with more than 20,000 neighborhood watch members and 1,700 watch coordinators, also communicates directly with businesses. If your neighborhood or company would like a crime prevention presentation, please contact this department by calling 281-210-3800. All presentations include law enforcement personnel.
The Woodlands Watch is the community's neighborhood watch program, and it has been an integral part of community policing in The Woodlands for more than 30 years.
For more information, click on the following link:
The Woodlands Watch encourages all residents to report suspicious activity immediately to local law enforcement. Although some suspicious activity in your neighborhood could have an innocent explanation, law enforcement would rather investigate the situation than be called when it is too late to prevent a crime. Don’t worry about appearing nosy or foolish. Your call may save a life, prevent an injury or stop a criminal act.
Important Phone Numbers:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY • Emergency: 9-1-1 • Sheriff ’s Office: 936-442-7797 • Crimestoppers: 1-800-392-7867 • CISD Police: 936-539-0507 • CISD Kid Chat: 1-888-543-2428 • Woodlands Fire Dept.: 281-367-3444 • The Woodlands Watch: 281-210-3800 • Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222 • Texas Roadside Assistance: 1-800-525-5555
HARRIS COUNTY• Emergency: 9-1-1 • Pct. 4 Constable: 281-376-3472 • Sheriff ’s Office: 713-221-6000 • Woodlands Fire Dept.: 281-367-3444 • The Woodlands Watch: 281-210-3800 • Crimestoppers: 713-222-8477 • Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222 • Texas Roadside Assistance: 1-800-525-5555
For more information about The Woodlands Watch and community policing in The Woodlands, please call The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800. For more information about taking a stand against crime, please visit: http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1351.