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. Areas 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 and 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