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Terrorism Prevention Unit

Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker is committed to providing high quality, innovative, community oriented services to meet the needs of the diverse neighborhoods located within Precinct 7’s boundaries.

Harris County Precinct 7 is spread out over 94.57 miles with an estimated population of over 400,000 residents.  It is home to three (3) major universities, the Texas Medical Center, a Metropolitan Transit Center, numerous shopping malls, new high-tech sporting arenas, and many city and county parks. Due to its considerable size, convenient location, growing population, and close proximity to Houston’s major landmarks, there are concerns that Precinct 7 communities are vulnerable to acts of terrorism.

 

The Harris County Precinct 7 Terrorism Prevention Unit’s primary objective is to identify problems by developing an information sharing system to preempt terrorist attacks. This goal will be achieved by conducting public education and outreach activities, perform jurisdictional assessment of the area, maintaining a working relationship with other law enforcement agencies, and assisting communities in creating and maintaining a Citizen’s Corp Council.  The TPU (Terrorism Prevention Unit) will also acquire state-of–the-art equipment and utilize the latest advances in technology needed to prevent a terrorist attack.

 

Goals and objectives of TPU include but are not limited to:

 

Increase patrol and sting operations.

 

Preempt terrorist attacks before they can execute threats.

 

Conduct public education and outreach activities.

 

Perform jurisdictional assessments of the precinct.

 

Coordinate and develop an information sharing system with other law enforcement agencies, school officials, and area residents to identify known or suspected terrorist cells and prevent possible attacks.

 

Maintain a working relationship with other law enforcement agencies.

 

Purchase equipment to aid in the prevention of chemical and biological incidents.

 

Acquire protective equipment for hazardous material emergencies.

 

Utilize computer technology and information systems to monitor and track terrorist activity.

 

Create a Citizen’s Corp Group.

 

Residents interested in becoming a member of the Citizen’s Corp Group should contact Pct. 7 Sgt. Ken Davis at 713.649.2345

 

How You Can Help

 

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) look out for and report:

 

Anyone video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps, binoculars, etc., near key facilities/events

 

Anyone attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, email, etc., regarding a key facility or people who work there

 

Attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event

 

Anyone attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack

 

Anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or near a key facility/event

 

Any behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities

 

Abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event

 

To report suspicious behavior contact the Harris County Precinct 7 Terrorism Prevention Unit

TPU 713.643.6118 ext. 137 or ext 135

 

 

                                                                                             

 

 

                                                                                                                                         

 
 
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