Public Safety

Economic growth and development in Houston’s East End are dependent on a safe environment for businesses and the community. The Houston Police Department and Harris County Precinct 6 Constable’s office play important roles in insuring that the District’s 16 square mile area are well served. Business owners can request a site visit by HPD or Precinct 6 to have their property evaluated and proactively reduce the risk of criminal activity.

  • Harris County Precinct 6 Constable 713-274-3400
  • HPD Eastside Division 713-928-4600
  • HPD South Central Division 713-651-8100
  • HPD South Division 713-731-5000
  • Call 911 for extreme emergencies

EAST END CRIME STATISTICS

Crime is down in the East End compared to the rest of the City of Houston according to HPD crime statistics over the past 12 years.  The Crime Analysis chart on this page illustrates the changes in violent and non-violent crime since 2003.

 2003-2015-east-end-crime-statics-for-newsletter

BICYCLE AND MOUNTED POLICE PATROLS

The Harrisburg Hike and Bike Trail has additional security in the form of bicycle and horse patrols during daylight hours. The Harris County Precinct 6 Constable provides 2 officers on bicycles and the Houston Police Department, Eastside Division, provides a horse-officer patrol on the trail. These two East End law enforcement agencies have joined forces to interact with neighborhoods along this well-traveled trail. The officers also report overgrown trees and shrubs, lighting deficiencies, and graffiti to the Greater East End Management District for quick resolution. 

  LOCK – TAKE – HIDE

The Greater East End Management District implemented a Lock-Take-Hide program in partnership with East End property management groups to help reduce incidents of auto theft and burglary. Signs in parking lots remind patrons to lock their vehicles and take or hide possessions.

THEFT REDUCTION REPORT CARD

A Theft Reduction Report Card to deter burglaries of motor vehicles is available from the management district for practical application. Business owners should consider using the report card to inform employees and customers when their vehicles are vulnerable to theft. Request a copy of the card from the District’s Director of Constituent Services, Martin Chavez, at 713-928-9916, or email mchavez@greatereastend.com .

REPORTING STREET LAMP OUTAGES

Anyone can report street lamp outages, and CenterPoint will repair them at no cost to the person reporting the outage When you see a lamp not working, write down the six-digit number found on the street side of the pole as you will need to enter it so CenterPoint knows the location.
Click here to report an outage.