Community Safety Programs and Events
A structured neighborhood meeting that introduces the roles of public safety agencies into the neighborhood, before emergencies occur. The meeting also facilitates the first step in crime prevention, neighbor meeting neighbor. Representatives from The Woodlands Fire Department, local law enforcement and Neighborhood Services staff participate. This same event can be recreated in neighborhood parks.
Park Watch Meeting
A proactive community effort to resolve resident issues, concerns, criminal activity, and to deter future crimes in a park and the surrounding neighborhood. Representatives from The Woodlands Fire Department, local law enforcement, Neighborhood Services staff and Park Rangers participate.
Good Neighbor Day
Brings services of The Woodlands Township and various public safety agencies to the neighborhood, versus making the neighborhood come to the services. The Good Neighbor Day generally targets a specific street or area of streets. It facilitates neighbors getting to know each other. Additionally, they can register bicycles, fingerprint children, receive crime and fire prevention tips, 9-1-1 emergency information and learn more about their community, The Woodlands.
Quarterly or monthly meetings for senior citizens held at local apartments. Activities may include fire safety, crime prevention or emergency preparedness education. A medical guest speaker with a light lunch and games occurs on the fourth Friday of the month at Copperwood Apartments.
The Apartment Watch program promotes crime prevention through both apartment residents and also through the management personnel of those apartment communities. Quarterly meetings are held for management to network and share crime prevention and fire safety information. For apartment community residents, Watch Meetings and Good Neighbor Days are scheduled as needed at each complex.
Modeled after Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch takes the "neighbors looking out for neighbors" concept to the commercial level, creating a partnership between business, law enforcement, and other organizations that represent business interests. The Business Watch philosophy is straightforward--Take control of what happens in your business community and lessen your chances of becoming a victim. Business Watches actively reduces and prevents crime through cooperation and education. Programs or presentations vary according to need.
Campus Watch promotes crime prevention education for youth and open communication between students, administrators, and campus and community police. This program includes all junior high campuses in The Woodlands and is in partnership with the Conroe Independent School District Police and local law enforcement. Campus Watch addresses the specific educational and safety needs of our youth. Our goal is to promote a safe environment for students to learn. Campus Watch members initiate their own community service projects in the community.
Dog Walker Watch
A crime awareness initiative which encourages Dog Walkers to serve as extra “eyes and ears” for law enforcement and to report suspicious activity. Dog walkers often take the same route and can easily note what is normal and what is out of place. Training sessions will heighten awareness of behaviors that might appear suspicious, what information is important and how to effectively report this information.
Free paint kits are available for use in painting your house number on your curb, allowing easy identification by public safety personnel.
Woodlands Alert provides information to residents about issues in The Woodlands such as significant crimes, emergency preparedness and hazardous conditions. It also provides crime prevention tips, Woodlands Watch information, Parks and Recreation information, Environmental Services information and Community Event information. Click here to view past Woodlands Alert messages.
File of Life
Allows easy access of medical information to First Responders for those with life threatening illnesses or allergies and/or on life sustaining medications. Place “File of Life” on the outside of the refrigerator door. It holds pertinent medical information on a card so if you are unable to communicate with first responders, they can still obtain medical information.
The Woodlands Township lists volunteer opportunities available throught its programs and events to encourage residents to become involved in their community.
McGruff the Crime Dog
Crime dog available for appearances at events promoting public safety. (Full-size costume)