Citizen Patrol in Ashford Hollow
Program requirements were met and signs installed March 3, 2012.
Update April 19, 2017:
All CP training / re-certification classes have been postponed until further notice. Kathy Buckler will be transferring to another position within HPD and when a new officer is assigned to Citizen Patrol, the training should resume.
Citizen Patrol Training & Re-certification Class
The new training / re-certification dates for 2017 have been added to the calendar. Training is typically held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 10 am and the 3rd Thursday at 5:30 pm, at the HPD Westside Command Station. Dates occassionally change and will be updated on the calendar as we are notified.
There will be no classes held in June, September, November and December. If you are currently certified, please check the date on your blue card for the expiration. If you have not been re-certified/re-trained in the past two years, you MUST attend a training session.
Location: HPD Westside Command Station, 3203 S Dairy Ashford, 3rd floor
Please contact Cindy Anderson if you plan on attending the class.
About HPD Citizen Patrol
The Houston Police Department is concerned about crime in the neighborhoods and communities throughout the city. In response, the Citizen Patrol program was established in an effort to bring the citizens and the police department together for a common goal, and that is to improve the quality of life by eliminating crime. The Citizen Patrol program is designed to provide a means for citizens to organize into patroller groups for the purpose of reducing crime in their community. Citizen Patrollers are the additional eyes and ears the police can count on to make Houston a safe place to live and work. Citizen Patrol brochure
The goals of the Citizen Patrol program are:
- To provide an effective method of discouraging neighborhood crimes and “decline.”
- To promote a friendly and safer neighborhood environment while respecting the privacy and rights of all citizens.
- To encourage awareness and provide improved communication among neighbors.
- To upgrade the quality of life and property values in the area.
Citizen Patrol groups, must meet the below listed qualifications:
- Designate a lead coordinator.
- Recommendation that at least 8 citizens participate in the program. If less than 8 citizens, approval from the Citizen Patrol Division Liaison is required.
- Commitment from the group to patrol a minimum of 30 hours per month.
- Submit a monthly report detailing the group’s activity.
- Submit a marked map outlining the area to be patrolled.