Crime Reduction Initiative On The Eastside

October 8, 2007 - Several divisions of the Houston Police Department will start a 12-week Crime Reduction Initiative in Houston’s East End 11H10’s beat. The goal of this initiative is to target UCR Part 1 crimes (violent and non-violent) and gang crime using on-duty and overtime units. The initiative will take place with the assistance of Harris County Precinct 6 Constables and it will include curfew sweeps, traffic enforcement, vice and narcotics checks on clubs and it will also implement several community service projects in the area to address quality of life issues.

HPD Divisions involved are Vice, Narcotics Traffic Division and Neighborhood Protection as well as the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, Harris County Precinct 6 Constables, and the Houston Independent School District Police.

This initiative was put in place after an assessment of crime in HPD District 11 determined that beat 11H10 has consistently led all district 11 beats in all crimes, except for murder. Crime in 11H10’s beat consistently accounts for over 40% of the total UCR Part 1 Crime for District 11. 11H10 also accounts for a disproportionate percentage of calls for service and crime when compared to other beats in District 11.

The beat is located in the northwest part of the 11 district and encompasses six (6) neighborhood
codes consisting of neighborhoods 71, 169, 175, 211, 215, and 280. The specific boundaries are as follows: the Ship Channel to the North; the HB&T railroad tracks to the West; the Gulf Freeway to the South; and the Ship Channel/Turning Basin waterway to the East. This area is known as the East End or Magnolia.
For more information contact Sgt. R. Ruiz of Eastside Command at 713-928-4600.

JGA/VHS 10-8-07

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