Missouri City reached a momentous milestone recently as citizens, business owners, dignitaries and police officers welcomed the first Police Department Mini-Station to the community.
Celebrating the grand opening with a ribbon cutting, city leaders officially opened the doors of the center at 1703-A Texas Parkway on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. About 50 residents attended the ceremony to salute the center, visit with officers and enjoy refreshments.
Citizens can expect a consistent police presence at the facility as all patrol officers assigned to the Northern section of the City will maintain visibility in their patrol district as they report on- and off-duty from the Mini-Station. As personnel become available, the station will be available for walk-in visits on a 24-hour timeframe.
While the center is open, citizens can share community concerns with police officers, file complaints, and receive handouts on the City’s proactive policing projects, including the Crime Watch and House Watch programs.
Snipping the blue ribbon and signaling the center’s opening were, from left: Assistant Police Chief Mike Berezin, Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Congressman Al Green, Mayor Allen Owen, Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt, Council Members Floyd Emery, Bobby Marshall and Danny Nguyen and State Rep. Ron Reynolds.
At the grand opening, officials who spoke to the audience that warm Saturday morning acknowledged the importance of the center to the Texas Parkway-Cartwright Road Corridor. They joined Mayor Allen Owen in championing the city for strategizing a new community outreach initiative.
Also participating in the ceremony and emphasizing the important partnership between police officers and people who live and work in the community, were Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt, Council Members Danny Nguyen and Floyd Emery, Doc Holliday, Community Liaison for Congressman Al Green, Assistant Police Chief Mike Berezin and many members of the nationally-recognized Police Department. Business owners and residents were also delighted about the development.
For updates on the project, please monitor the website, www.missouricitytx.gov, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) and follow us @MissouriCityTX on Twitter.