|City of Meadows Place - Police Initiate New T.L.C. program|
|Monday, 14 May 2012 19:18|
Project well received
In addition to having officers stationed around the school, routine patrols and almost immediate response times, Meadows Place Police Department (MPPD) is continually seeking new and innovative ways to protect its citizens. Area Police Chiefs meet weekly, MPPD Detectives meet with other departments on a regular basis to assist in regional policing through the exchange of data and information and now the MPPD has started a new program they call T-L-C to help Meadows Place residents protect themselves.
" Auto Burglary is a "Crime of Opportunity" says Captain Gary Stewart. "Every 2 ½ minutes in Texas, another vehicle is broken into." To protect the citizens of Meadows Place from becoming a victim of this type of crime, the Meadows Place Police Department has initiated a Burglary of Motor Vehicle (BMV) education program.
This program, known as T-L-C, educates and reminds Meadows Place residents and visitors to:
Take Out Valuables
Lock Your Vehicle
Close Your Windows
The way the program works is, Meadows Place Police Officers randomly check vehicles parked in business parking lots, city streets and driveways for items that would attract a potential burglar which potentially make the vehicle owner a victim of a crime. After inspecting the vehicles for valuables left in plain sight, checking for unlocked doors and open windows, the officer leaves a "report card" with the resident, or on the windshield of the vehicle, indicating whether the vehicle passed or failed. If a vehicle fails, the officer will indicate the reason for the failure on the report card. Attached to the report card is a message from Police Chief Baker and brochure full of prevention tips and other valuable information.
The intent of this proactive initiative is to educate both citizens and visitors. Captain Stewart explained "If everyone follows the guide attached to the report card, we can work together to reduce the chance that anyone will become a victim of this very preventable crime" Stewart also points out to residents that " if we all practice T-L-C, burglars will shop somewhere else!"
Meadows Place, incorporated in 1983, is the gateway to Fort Bend County. Its excellent location, varied housing stock, engaged government, exemplary schools, outstanding parks, vigilant police department, code enforcement and curbside recycling offer generations of residents the opportunity to raise well-rounded families in a safe, fun, family oriented environment. Meadows Place residents enjoy small-town tranquility within the Greater Houston Area. . There is No place like Meadows Place - "Your Place for Life."