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Archive for May, 2009

This is the second of a series of articles about the three components of most successful security systems: prevention, detection, and response. (more…)

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Most contact citizens have with the police are transactions – the citizen needs help and the police respond. But after the police take action (report, arrest, citation, etc…), the citizen and officer often never see or talk to each other again. (more…)

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New Rules

The effort to control crime in Houston apartments has moved to Austin.

Recent stories (here and here) have been published about the City of Houston’s efforts:

…management was notified of problems found during the inspection process, and the property was “red-tagged.” The management was given a certain time period to pull the city permits needed to start repair work. When that did not happen, the city issued 103 citations for as many violations found on the property…

New mandate

Now the Texas Legislature is working to support Houston in establishing its own inspection system. A bill (HB 1819) sponsored by Representative Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston has the potential to not only enhance our inspection system, but to be an impetus for improving systems in other cities. 

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