The Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, a Texas law enforcement agency recognized through the International Chiefs of Police-Texas Best Practices Recognition Program, welcomes 2020.
Another year is behind us.
As we enter 2020, we reflect on this past year and move toward greater accomplishments.
In 2019, we moved to create the program CASA (Constable Assisting Senior Adults). CASA caters to our Spanish speaking community and is the counterpart to the R U OK program.
Since CASA’s creation in July, the program has over 100 participants and R U OK has over 300 participants. These programs cater to the senior citizens in our community. Other community services include almost 6000 contacts made in the Meet the Officer/Citizen efforts.
Patrol accomplishments include over 11,000 neighborhood and contract checks, as well as 700 vacation watch checks, ensuring proactive patrol of the community.
With 204 vehicles reported stolen, 187 stolen vehicles were recovered. Our patrol division operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 356 days a year to protect our communities. They also provide excellent performance in managing calls, traffic incidents and ensuring the safety of others.
Precinct 3 continues to progress with training. In addition to mandatory state requirement, leadership training, continues on a monthly basis in order to ensure the highest quality training for our deputies and supervisors. Additional training includes in excess of over 20,000 hours of police and tactical training.
The past year brought the creation of a new assessment program for supervisory promotions. The school resources officers participated in active shooter training regularly to ensure the continued protection of our children and the schools they attend.
The Crime Interdiction Unit exhibits progressive success in seizures and arrests.
Through numerous hours of covert surveillance, the unit recovered 78 weapons, 68 pounds of heroin and over 200 pounds of methamphetamine. Recovery of other narcotics include cocaine, heroin, crack and marijuana. Over 150 search and arrest warrants were executed in the quest of keeping members of the community safe.
The Warrants Division took in over $800,000, which is a 300% increase from the previous year.
Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office continues to work for the betterment of the community it serves.
As we reflect on 2019, and move toward a new year, you have our commitment to continue to serve you with the highest integrity and professionalism in this new year.
Sherman Eagleton is Constable of Precinct 3, which includes Baytown, Highlands, Barrett Station, Crosby and Sheldon.