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Near Northwest Management District
Friday October 29th, 2010 :: 02:30 p.m. CDT

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NNWMD SECURITY MEETING RELEASE STATS FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND AREA ANTI-CRIME INITIATIVES

Houston, October 15, 2010 – The discussion this month at the Near Northwest Management District’s Security Meeting focused on a report on the success of National Night out and the release of various statistics for anti-crime initiatives.

National Night Out
The National Night Out celebration for the Near Northwest Management District was the largest in the city with more than 3500 attendees. For next year’s event, the District would like to invite area subdivisions to host their community event at the larger event so that each neighborhood may connect with their immediate neighbors and the wider community at the same time.

Constables Crime Report
Harris County Precinct 1 Constables and HPD have seen a rise in purse snatchings in the area. They advise women to be aware of their surroundings when out shopping, particularly as we enter the Christmas shopping season. They also recommend using a fanny pack or any carrying device that is worn on the body rather than carrying a handbag.

Constables patrolling the Near Northwest Management District patrolled more than 4600 miles, made contact with 432 business owners, 363 property checks, 223 suspicious person or vehicle checks and issued 223 traffic citations.

HPD Anti-Crime Initiative
Houston Police Department ran a Neighborhood Deployment Anti-Crime Initiative was conducted from Wednesday, September 1, 2010 through Thursday, September 30, 2010. This operation was conducted by members of the North Division’s Tactical Units, Differential Response Team, Divisional Gang Unit and the Warrant Execution Team.

The initiative included a series of surveillance and suppression operations, code enforcement operations, gang investigations and warrant sweeps in and around apartment complexes and surrounding business areas. This initiative resulted in 37 felony and 68 misdemeanor arrests, 157 City warrants and 117 neighborhood code enforcement citations.

The District’s monthly Security Meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 am in the District offices at 5300 Hollister. Residents, business owners and managers and security personnel are encouraged to attend to exchange information with local law enforcement officers about crime in our area. The next meeting will take place on November 9.

Weed & Seed Strategy
The Weed & Seed Grant is awarded by the Department of Justice and will bring up to $1million into near northwest Houston to weed out crime and seed in community revitalization. The goals of the Weed and Seed program are to control violent crime, drug trafficking, and drug-related crime in designated high-crime neighborhoods and to provide a safe environment free of crime and drug use for residents. The Weed and Seed strategy brings together Federal, State and local crime-fighting agencies, social service providers, representatives of the public and private sectors, prosecutors, business owners, and neighborhood residents under the shared goal of weeding out violent crime and gang activity while seeding in social services and economic revitalization. For more information go to www.houstonweedseed.com.

About the District
The Near Northwest Management District was created by the Texas Legislature to promote and coordinate economic growth for businesses and improve the quality of life for everyone in Northwest Houston. The District, which covers an area bounded by T.C. Jester Boulevard on the east, Pinemont Drive on the south, Hollister Drive projected to State Highway 249 on the west and 249 on the north, has developed a detailed service plan to address issues important to commercial property owners in the area including security and public safety, planning and urban design and development.

For more information, go to www.nearnorthwestdistrict.com or become a fan of our Facebook page.

Address/Location
Near Northwest Management District
5300 Hollister St
Houston, TX 77040

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-895-8021

Melanie Fahey
Community Affairs
melfahey@nearnorthwestdistrict.com
713-895-8021

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