Thursday, May 26, 2016

Senior Safety Initiative

Officers from the Houston Police Department's Community Services Unit, along with local businesses and community partners, teamed up to complete the final phase of the senior citizen home burglary prevention initiative. 

Phase one of the initiative began in April at an event at the Sunnyside Multi-Service center where seniors were provided crime prevention tips and encouraged to sign up for free home security surveys provided by an HPD officer certified to conduct such surveys.  Officers contacted residents who requested the surveys and have spent the past several weeks surveying the residences to determine specific needs to make their homes more secure.

The first house was visited today by HPD, members of the Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA), and Houston’s Ministers Against Crime. The volunteers installed alarms and made any necessary security updates to the house.

This initiative is generously sponsored by: Allstate, African American Police Officer League, Chick Fil A, Crime Stoppers of Houston, Harris County Area on Aging, Harris County Precinct 7, Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni, Houston Fire Department, Houston Health Department, Houston’s Ministers Against Crime, Houston Police Federal Credit Union, Houston Police Officers' Union, Police and Clergy Alliance, The Home Depot, and Youth-Police Advisory Council.