Senseless acts of violence continue to devastate our nation. Fifty-three people died in mass shootings in August alone in the U.S. Even in our own Riverside neighborhood, the fatal shooting at Spivey’s nightclub on Blodgett, along with a rash of other shootings, on the same weekend as the El Paso mass shooting further illustrates the need for more vigilant policing and stricter enforcement.
We have had many meetings, talks and conversations over the past two years with business owners, law enforcement and political leaders about bar establishments in our area that generate noise, trash, traffic, crime and even violence in our neighborhoods. We are committed to taking a stand against all of these nuisances, especially violence, and will be working with law enforcement and related entities to ensure our neighbors are safe as we go about our daily lives.
We are a neighborhood association of volunteers here to support our community to be a safe place in which to live and do business.
Here are important resources that we all should have:
HPD’s Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meeting:
3rd Tuesday at 7 pm.
South Central Division
2201 St. Emanuel
Johnnie McGee, Sergeant
South Central Community Service/DRT
Houston Police Department
Harris County Constable Precinct 7 Patrol Alert Form: https://constable7.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/PatrolAlert.aspx
Non-criminal activity, such as illegal dumping, and other nuisances: Call 3-1-1.