Safety

Dependable Security for Residents

 

Everyone in Westchase District enjoys a high level of security. We are a low-crime area. Public safety is a top priority for Westchase District. Since 2004, crime in Westchase District has declined 23% overall, due in part to the District’s public safety initiatives. They include:

 

  • Extra Patrols – In specially-marked Westchase District vehicles and bicycles, off-duty Houston Police Department officers, under contract with Westchase District, supplement regular HPD patrols in our area. They look for any criminal activity, patrolling “hot spots” and responding to emergencies. Also, the patrol officers perform undercover surveillance operations as needed. Their presence helps maintain high visibility as a deterrent to thieves.
  • Bicycle Patrols – Officers on bicycles can reach areas vehicles cannot – within apartment communities, on trails and around shopping centers. Bicycles also allow officers to engage residents, employees and shoppers in ways not possible from vehicles.
  • Camera Surveillance – We have installed cameras at numerous shopping centers, restaurants and apartment communities. These cameras help deter crime and support criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Crime Analysis – We maintain and analyze our own crime database to identify “hot spots” and trends, and allocate police resources most effectively.
  • Blue Star Certification – To earn this valued distinction from the Houston Police Department, apartment managers and staff must complete comprehensive safety training. Then HPD conducts a safety audit of their property. Before becoming certified, management must fix any deficiencies and host a safety education event for residents. Certification shows residents and guests that an apartment community is committed to creating the safest possible environment. Westchase District has more Blue Star-certified apartment communities than any other area of Houston.
  • Education – Through our “Knock & Talk” program, officers on foot visit residences and businesses, cultivating personal relationships with owners and tenants while offering burglary prevention tips and crime prevention resources.