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"March on Crime/Lucha Contra El Crimen" 2007

March 9, 2007 -- During the month of March 2007, the Houston Police Department observes its 23rd Annual “March on Crime/Lucha Contra El Crimen” campaign. This program is designed to heighten awareness in Houston area communities and encourage the citizens of Houston to join the Houston Police Department in an effort to reduce crime.

This year the department’s Public Affairs Division, in conjunction with Patrol Divisions, will offer crime prevention programs designed to reach out to the general public. The programs will take place at public places such as; libriaries, parks, neighborhood centers, schools and planned festivals. Officers will be handing out brochures and speaking to the public about crime prevention strategies. Information can also be obtained on the Houston Police Department Web site at www.houstonpolice.org

For additional information, please contact Officer J. L. Martinez, Public Affairs Division, at (713) 308-3208.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.