HPD Unveils its 26th Annual March on Crime/Lucha Contra El Crimen
March 1, 2010 - At a ceremony at Discovery Green in downtown Houston today, Acting Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland unveiled the department’s annual March on Crime initiatives.
“HPD addresses crime on a daily basis,” said Chief McClelland. “But, March is the month when we bring special emphasis to certain crimes,” he said.
This year, HPD is targeting burglaries of motor vehicles (BMVs) as well as home burglaries, which are some of the most preventable of crimes.
“Secure your valuables and do not leave them visible in your vehicle,” Chief McClelland said. “We need the citizens’ help,” he added.
Houston City Councilmember, and former HPD Sergeant, Edward Gonzalez agreed. Presenting a City Proclamation to Chief McClelland, Councilmember Gonzalez stressed the partnership between police and citizens.
“We encourage each citizen to take an active role in reducing crime in their community,” he said.
For more information, visit HPD’s Website at www.houstonpolice.org and click on “March on Crime.”
Attached are photos from today's event as well as background information about "March on Crime."
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.