Houston Police, Montrose District to Boost Patrols Following Orlando Shooting

By | June 15, 2016

photo by Flickr user thomashawkFollowing the tragic events in Orlando on Sunday, people are understandably worried about their safety here in Montrose. ABC 13 reports that in response, the Houston Police Department plans to increase patrols in the area:

Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 1’s Alan Rosen said, “We are having more officers that are going to be at some of these clubs that are in the Montrose area, we already provide security for a lot of them and we have been talking to management about increasing our presence there.”

In addition to increased HPD patrols, the Montrose District will be increasing its public safety bike patrols, composed of off-duty HPD officers, from the area around South Beach along Fairview to F Bar. This heightened presence will remain through Pride Month.

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.