- Lit porch lights deter crime.
- Keep gates closed.
- Lock your doors.
- If you have an alarm, be sure to set it.
- A well-kept yard shows that people are home and that they are mindful of their homes.
- Park cars in garages or behind gates to deter theft from vehicles.
- If you do not have SPP stickers on your vehicles, please get them
Letters were mailed on January 15 to residents who have not fulfilled their 2013 dues as
well as to residents who have not fulfilled or only partially fulfilled the suggested $200 donation to the Deputy Constable Patrol Program. The 2013 SPP Fundraising Program which
kicked off last September is making great progress with approximately 50% of all residents
participating so far. Some residents have made multiple donations in various amounts to
the Deputy Constable Program until they fulfilled the suggested annual amount, so please
consider this if you receive a letter indicating your status as partially fulfilled. The Civic Club
would like everyone to participate. Of course any amount you are able to donate to the
Deputy Constable Patrol is appreciated. Thanks to all who have already participated.
Thanks to Carol Jean for documenting the SPP 2012 Neighbors Night Out. It was a great success as seen in her photos.
We would like to extend a big welcome to our newest patrollers who will attend the next training session on Tuesday August 14th. They are Romi Sandel, Joel Sandel, and Mike Dorn. Make them feel welcome. If there are any other patrollers who need to be recertified at this time, they too can attend this training at 9455 West Montgomery at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested in becoming a patroller must complete and submit an application to HPD at least one week before the training session. Applications can be obtained online at Houston Police Department.org or by contacting Chuck at 713-683-9945.
$25 gas cards are now being given out for every ten hours of driving patrol time. We are trying to get more patrollers to drive more often for more hours to keep our neighborhood safe and crime free. The program is intended to reward patrollers by compensating them for some of their gas and vehicle expenses. While walking and biking hours are not eligible for the cards, they remain a valued and appreciated part of our patrol organization. The Civic Club Board will evaluate the program at the end of August to see if it has had the desired effect. If you want to see the gas card program continued, start driving more hours.