Public Safety

//Public Safety

Houston TranStar Urges Motorists: Move Over, Slow Down – It Saves Lives

2019-02-25T21:10:03-05:00February 25th, 2019|Community, Public Safety|

Every day, law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency personnel and tow operators risk their lives responding to calls for help. In 2018, more than 1,100 crashes in the Houston/Galveston area involved emergency vehicles, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Texas Move Over/Slow Down law requires that passing motorists move out of the lane [...]

SBMD Funds Laser Shot Training System for HPD Patrol 3 Region

2019-01-24T10:12:56-05:00January 24th, 2019|Community, Public Safety|

Last week Houston Police Department Commander Craig Bellamy unveiled a new Laser Shot portable training system that will allow for practical training in a virtual environment for HPD Command in the Patrol 3 Region.The Spring Branch Management District funded the system, costing approximately $20,000. Northwest Command is located in Spring Branch District.The simulators will [...]

R.A.D. for Seniors: Free Crime Prevention Course Open to Harris County’s Older Residents

2018-11-15T08:38:41-05:00November 15th, 2018|Community, Public Safety|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig From fraud prevention to violent crime, officers from the Office of Alan Rosen, Harris County Constable Precinct 1, are hoping to provide awareness and defense strategies for older adults in Harris County through a new senior version of the popular R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) program. R.A.D. is the largest network of [...]

Harris County Selects New Mass Notification System Provider

2018-10-08T10:40:11-05:00October 8th, 2018|Community, Public Safety|

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has selected Everbridge as the new mass notification service provider for its Harris County Alerts system which will now be known as Ready Harris Alerts. Everbridge can send messages via text, email, app, voice calls and social media. It also allows for targeted messaging [...]