Safety

Dependable Security for Businesses and Tenants
 

 

Public safety is a top priority for Westchase District. Since 2004, crime in Westchase District has declined 23% overall, due in part to Westchase District’s public safety initiatives. They include:

 

  • Extra Patrols – Westchase District contracts with officers from the Houston Police Department to provide supplemental patrols in specially marked Westchase District vehicles and on bicycles. They look for any criminal activity, patrolling “hot spots” and responding to emergencies. They also perform undercover surveillance operations as needed and go door-to-door through apartment communities to counsel residents on burglary prevention.
  • 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 a way that is not possible from a vehicle.
  • 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 visit residences and businesses, cultivating personal relationships with owners and tenants while offering robbery prevention tips and crime prevention resources.

Business and property owners can also take advantage of other Westchase District public safety initiatives.