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CORE VALUES Merit and maintain the public’s trust. Embrace and deliver professional service. Protect our citizens with honor and courage. Exemplify ethical conduct at all times.

Cover and inside cover photos by Sharon Steinmann

Develop, encourage, and care for our Sheriff’s Office family.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS MESSAGE FROM THE BUREAU MAJOR

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PATROL DISTRICTS

DATA

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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District 1

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Katrina Arnim

District 2

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Todd Covington

District 3

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Carolyn Hamilton

District 4

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Tom Hamilton

District 5

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Carlos Rangel Sharon Steinmann

NEW PROGRAMS

Frank Webb

Project Lifesaver

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Project Guardian

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IN REMEMBRANCE

CORE

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Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Swift Water Rescue

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Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski

Traffic Enforcement Unit

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Deputy Johnny Tunches

Crime Reduction Unit

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Cite and Release

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Patrol and Field Training

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PIT Maneuver

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HELPFUL LINKS

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MESSAGE FROM THE BUREAU MAJOR Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Patrol Bureau Annual Report. I am excited to share the progress of the bureau and highlight the great

work of the supervisors, deputies, and civilians working together to serve our community. Together, we are making the HCSO a model for the state and nation. The following are examples:

• Started a Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) in each district; • Implemented our innovative, award winning Clinician and Officer Remote Evaluation (CORE) telehealth program; • Implemented a Senior Deputy rank;

• Provided swift water training for personnel in each district; • Started a Traffic Enforcement Detail in each district; • Opened satellite offices in districts four and five; • Implemented incentive pay for field training officers and supervisors; • Developed a Taser Control Unit; • Implemented monthly DWI initiatives in each district; • Created the position of Field Training Administrator;

• Placed patrol and field training under one supervisor and placed both programs in the Patrol Bureau; and • Implemented Project Lifesaver for individuals who wander due to cognitive disabilities and Project Guardian for individuals with autism. We will continue to work diligently to provide the best service possible to the citizens of Harris County and to make the HCSO the premiere sheriff’s office in the nation.

Mike Lee

• Started a Community Engagement Program for each district;

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PATROL DISTRICT ONE

492,901

ABOUT DISTRICT ONE District One is the most populous patrol district

Population

with a population of 492,901 covering 148 square miles. Features encompassed in District One include Hooks Airport, Willowbrook Mall, Exxon’s World Headquarters, State Highways 249 and 99, and Beltway 8. John Nanny is the

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captain.

ABOUT CAPTAIN NANNY

CAPTAIN JOHN NANNY

Square Miles

Captain John Nanny is a 30-year veteran of the HCSO. During his tenure he has worked in detentions, all patrol districts, internal affairs, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), and the academy. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class #239) and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas

(Class #52). He has a Bachelor’s of Science

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Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership & Management.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Left) Champions Forest HOA & Champion Forest Women’s Club (Right) Delivering Thanksgiving meals

(Left) McDonalds of Gleannloch Farms donating hot coffee and breakfast (Right) Islamic Arts Festival

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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT ACTIVITY (Left) Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) deputies arrested a major drug dealer near West FM 1960 and I-45 (Right) Another drug dealer arrested removing his drugs and guns off the streets

(Left) Weapons recovered from four subjects arrested in a vehicle stolen in an aggravated robbery (Right) More drugs and weapons taken off the streets

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PATROL ACTIVITY (Left) Deputies recovered an estimated $100K of stolen property (Right) Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle on Castlebrook near Rothwood

(Left) While conducting a traffic stop Deputy Munoz discovered various narcotics under the driver’s seat (Right) Deputies Robinson and Palacio located a stolen truck and chop shop off Frick Rd

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DISTRICT ONE DATA FOR 2020 Calls for Service Priority 1

Patrol Activity Accident Reports

2093

Priority 2 Priority 3

5571

Offense Reports

55679

Misdemeanor Arrests

65177

Priority 4

Felony Arrests

122604

Total

245553

22407 1702 1279

Traffic Stops

13293

Note: Included are calls for service, both dispatched and self-initiated in the District, responded to by patrol units only.

Crime Reduction Unit Gang Members Documented Firearms Seized Warrants Served Misdemeanor Arrests Felony Arrests

Traffic Enforcement Unit

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DWI Arrests 102

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Warnings Issued

798

Citations Issued

781

127 119 186

Traffic Stops

1595

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PATROL DISTRICT TWO

441,307

ABOUT DISTRICT TWO District Two is the second most populous district

Population

serving a population of 441,307. Features encompassed in District Two include the Aldine Town Center, Deerbrook Mall, Hardy Toll Road, Beltway 8, and Lake Houston. Mike Koteras is the captain.

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ABOUT CAPTAIN KOTERAS Captain Mike Koteras is a 26-year veteran of the

CAPTAIN MIKE KOTERAS

Square Miles

HCSO. During his tenure he has worked in detentions, public services, transportation, patrol, special projects/ERT, records, justice enforcement, special investigations, support services, and human resources. He is a US Army veteran and a Master Peace Officer/Firearms Instructor. He attended the Leadership Development Institute

and has the following awards: National Defense

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Service Award, Unit Citation Award, Core Value Award for Innovation, Jail Inspection Award, and the Hurricane Ike Service Award.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Left) HEB AtascocitaSummerwood provided snack bags for the troops

(Right) Glenwood Forest Civic Club parade on National Night Out

(Left) Deputies participated in an honorary drive-by celebration for 96-year-old WWII veteran Vincent Moreno (Right) Neighborhood parade

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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT ACTIVITY (Left) Drugs, money, and a handgun found in a vehicle stopped after a short pursuit (Right) CRU helped seize over 100 kilos of meth

(Left) Narcotics and $9K seized by CRU as a result of a traffic stop (Right) Cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana seized after at traffic stop at 2000 Havner Lane.

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PATROL ACTIVITY (Left) Guns, money, and criminals removed from the streets (Right) Apprehension of a male who fled the scene of an accident at Aldine Mail and Aldine Bender

(Left) Deputies on a FSGI crash on the I-45 feeder at Parramatta Lane

(Right) Patrol and Auto Theft busted up a chop shop recovering 3 stolen vehicles and arresting 5 people

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DISTRICT TWO DATA FOR 2020 Calls for Service Priority 1 Priority 2 Priority 3

Patrol Activity Accident Reports

1577

Offense Reports

44169 48870

Priority 4

3757

69707

Total

15112

Misdemeanor Arrests

1266

Felony Arrests

1540

Traffic Stops

164323

11551

Note: Included are calls for service, both dispatched and self-initiated in the District, responded to by patrol units only.

Crime Reduction Unit Gang Members Documented

31

DWI Arrests

Firearms Seized

102

Warrants Served Misdemeanor Arrests Felony Arrests

Traffic Enforcement Unit 11

Warnings Issued

1094

206

Citations Issued

402

76 220

Traffic Stops

1828

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PATROL DISTRICT THREE

195,505

ABOUT DISTRICT THREE District Three is the largest district in area

Population

covering 237 square miles. Features encompassed in District Three include the Houston Ship Channel, San Jacinto River, Galveston and Burnett Bay, and a large petrochemical industry. Nathan Douglas is the

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captain.

ABOUT CAPTAIN DOUGLAS

CAPTAIN NATHAN DOUGLAS

Square Miles

Captain Nathan Douglas is a 30-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure, he has worked in the Detention and Patrol Bureaus. Captain Douglas has served Patrol District Three as a deputy, sergeant, and lieutenant. He graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy

Session #269 in September 2017. Captain

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Douglas obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston in December 1996.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Left) Proximo and Clutch City Crawfish provide lunch (Right) Working with State Representative Ana Hernandez to deliver turkey dinners to families in need

(Left) Friends Pub donated $2000 worth of children’s clothes to Louisiana relief effort (Right) Thanks to WalMart D3 was able to donate a large amount of school supplies to three schools

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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT ACTIVITY (Left) The CRU seized over 100 kilos of cocaine on a traffic stop (Right) Working with Narcotics, the CRU seized two kilos of cocaine, other drugs, firearms, and currency after serving a warrant

(Left) Two firearms were recovered after making contact with a suspicious vehicle (Right) Weapons and meth recovered after dismantling a chop shop with Auto Theft

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PATROL ACTIVITY (Left) Drugs and weapons removed from the streets by patrol deputies (Right) Deputy Garcia interviewed by Channel 11 for his life-saving efforts to prevent a suicide

(Left) Deputies arrested two car burglars who were responsible for multiple burglaries (Right) A traffic stop in Channelview yielded a handgun, marijuana, Xanax, and Oxycodone

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DISTRICT THREE DATA FOR 2020 Calls for Service Priority 1

Accident Reports

1287

Priority 2 Priority 3 Priority 4

Patrol Activity 3712

Offense Reports

40221

Misdemeanor Arrests

37681

Felony Arrests

27939

Total

14006 1135 974

Traffic Stops

107128

12539

Note: Included are calls for service, both dispatched and self-initiated in the District, responded to by patrol units only.

Crime Reduction Unit Gang Members Documented Firearms Seized

87

Felony Arrests

DWI Arrests

58

Warnings Issued

Warrants Served Misdemeanor Arrests

Traffic Enforcement Unit 14

998

107

Citations Issued

1608

88 153

Traffic Stops

2310

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PATROL DISTRICT FOUR

425,093

ABOUT DISTRICT FOUR District Four has the largest call volume of the

Population

five patrol districts. Features encompassed in District Four include a Fed Ex hub, Katy Mills Mall, The Berry Center, Grand Parkway, Katy Freeway, and Towne Lake. Tommy Shelton is the captain.

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ABOUT CAPTAIN SHELTON Captain Tommy Shelton is a 30-year veteran of

CAPTAIN TOMMY SHELTON

Square Miles

the HCSO. During his tenure he has worked in detentions, patrol, processing and records, Executive Bureau, communications and support services commander, mental health and jail diversion, and compliance and inspections. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and is the recipient of several awards,

including a Sheriff’s Commendation for Bravery

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and a National Exchange Club Officer of the Year for Street Level Narcotics Enforcement.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Left) Asian community shows support for D4 (Right) Donations from citizens for Hurricane Laura relief

(Left) National Night Out in Ricewood Village Subdivision (Right) HEB donating to Hurricane Laura relief

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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT ACTIVITY (Left) Weapon and drugs seized as a result of the arrest of a suspect (Right) The result of proactive patrols by the CRU in west Harris County resulting in five arrests

(Left) Seized as the result of traffic stops in the 1200 block of Westheimer Rd. (Right) Weapons seized from gang members operating in the Alief area

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PATROL ACTIVITY (Left) Multiple arrests were made for street racing at multiple locations (Right) Seized from a gang member who evaded capture but who was apprehended

(Left) Two males were arrested and charged with crimes ranging from evading arrest to unlawfully carrying a weapon to burglary of a motor vehicle (Right) Major accident at the intersection of Kieth Harrow and SH 6 North

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DISTRICT FOUR DATA FOR 2020 Calls for Service Priority 1 Priority 2 Priority 3

Patrol Activity Accident Reports

1793

Offense Reports

59791

Misdemeanor Arrests

103925

Priority 4

5840

Felony Arrests

224883

Total

390392

20046 1117 641

Traffic Stops

16926

Note: Included are calls for service, both dispatched and self-initiated in the District, responded to by patrol units only.

Crime Reduction Unit Gang Members Documented Firearms Seized Warrants Served Misdemeanor Arrests Felony Arrests

Traffic Enforcement Unit

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DWI Arrests 74

Warnings Issued

16

314

96

Citations Issued

1821

122 147

Traffic Stops

2134

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PATROL DISTRICT FIVE

406,647

ABOUT DISTRICT FIVE District Five serves a population of 406,647 and

Population

covers 192 square miles. Features encompassed in District Five include Lone Star College University Park, Prairie View A&M University-NW Campus, US 290, State Highway 6, Beltway 8, and the Grand Parkway. Marcus

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Kinnard-Bing is the captain.

ABOUT CAPTAIN KINNARD-BING

CAPTAIN MARCUS KINNARD-BING

Square Miles

Captain Marcus Kinnard-Bing is a 29-year veteran of the HCSO. During his tenure he has worked in warrants, three patrol districts, detentions, and served as watch commander for both patrol and detentions. Captain KinnardBing is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 252) and has the following degrees:

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Bachelor of

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Science in Criminal Justice, and Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership & Management.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Left) Deputies passed out treats during Halloween (Right) Happy Birthday Benji

(Left) Troop #11067 visits (Right) Pack #469 visits

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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT ACTIVITY (Left) Seized from a suspect driving a stolen vehicle, fled, crashed, and was apprehended

(Right) Drugs seized as the result of traffic stops by the CRU

(Left) The CRU removed guns and drugs off the streets as the result of traffic stops (Right) 26.6 pounds of meth seized from a vehicle that attempted to flee after deputies attempted a traffic stop

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PATROL ACTIVITY (Left) Deputies responded to a call for service to a parking lot resulting in 5 arrests and the seizure of guns, body armor and drugs (Right) Deputies working a major accident on US 290

(Left) $85k in cash related to narcotics trafficking was seized as a result of deputies conducting traffic stops (Right) Suspects in a stolen vehicle taken in a carjacking ran from deputies but were apprehended

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DISTRICT FIVE DATA FOR 2020 Calls for Service Priority 1

Patrol Activity Accident Reports

1340

3567

Priority 2

46945

Offense Reports

Priority 3

46825

Misdemeanor Arrests

894

Felony Arrests

611

Priority 4

78944

Total

174054

12275

Traffic Stops

17686

Note: Included are calls for service, both dispatched and self-initiated in the District, responded to by patrol units only.

Crime Reduction Unit Gang Members Documented Firearms Seized

Traffic Enforcement Unit

25

DWI Arrests 51

Warnings Issued

Warrants Served

1420

136

Citations Issued

Misdemeanor Arrests Felony Arrests

29

1529

171 113

Traffic Stops

3011

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PROJECT LIFESAVER PROJECT LIFESAVER INTERNATIONAL

TRANSMITTER BRACELETS

Project Lifesaver International (PLI) was

Transmitter bracelets are available for

established in 1999 as a non-profit that

purchase after the application has been

developed a trusted tracking system that

fully processed and the person has been

locates enrolled individuals who have gone

approved for the program. Some bracelets

wandering. The HCSO has partnered with

are available free of charge, depending on

PLI to assist Harris County families and

the applicant’s situation. Each bracelet has

caregivers who worry about the safety of

its own unique radio frequency number.

their loved ones who wander due to

Family members and/or caregivers will be

cognitive disabilities such as autism,

educated on the use of the system

dementia, Alzheimer’s, down syndrome, or traumatic brain injury.

HOW TO APPLY

PROGRAM APPLICATION

The application may be accessed by going

If a family member and/or legal guardian

https://harriscountyso.org. Project

believes their loved one meets the criteria

Lifesaver is located under the General

for the PLI program, they may submit an

Information and Services section on the

application. The information provided in the

homepage. The application may also be

application is vetted by the HCSO PLI

accessed by going to the HCSO Patrol

Coordinator.

Bureau Special Projects website at

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Average recovery time in minutes for Project Lifesaver agencies

95%

The 30 minute recovery time is 95% less time than standard operations without PLI

to the HCSO public website at

www.harriscountycit.org. There is a section

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Number of minutes of a recent recovery in Las Cruces, NM of a person with autism

on the homepage for Project Lifesaver.

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PROJECT GUARDIAN ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Information is also obtained on family members/caregivers, such as emergency

This is a program developed to help keep

1 in 68

Number of children identified with ASD

contact information.

individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) safe. The program is based on

HOW TO APPLY

Project Guardian developed by the Newport News (VA) Police Department. It is a free, voluntary, and confidential database

offered, managed, and maintained by the HCSO for Harris County residents in the unincorporated areas of the county patrolled by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Interested individuals may submit an

application by going to the HCSO public website at https://harriscountyso.org. Project Guardian is located under the General Information and Services section be accessed by going to the HCSO Patrol

Deputies often do not know if individuals

www.harriscountycit.org. There is a tab on

they encounter have ASD. Information is

the top of the homepage for Project

key in helping deputies respond safely and

Guardian.

HCSO receive training on ASD, it is helpful having personal information on the person with ASD they are interacting with, e.g., triggers to avoid, behaviors to expect,

ASD is 4 times more common in boys than girls

on the homepage. The application may also Bureau Special Projects website at

effectively. Although all deputies in the

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194

Number of people who have applied from the inception of the program in September 2020 through December 2020

communication tips,.

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CLINICIAN & OFFICER REMOTE EVALUATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM

COMMISSIONERS COURT FUNDING

Our Clinician and Officer Remote Evaluation

The program was funded by Harris County

(CORE) program is an innovative, model

Commissioners Court in February 2020. In

approach to responding to individuals in

March 2021, there were 200 deputies in the

behavioral crisis by remotely connecting a

HCSO with a tablet computer. The

behavioral health clinician to a deputy

program was expanded to seven Harris

and/or mental health consumer in the field

County constable offices in the first quarter

using a tablet computer. CORE helps keep

of 2021. One hundred tablet computers

consumers and deputies safe and

were distributed to deputy constables in

maximizes precious resources necessary

the seven offices.

to keep people out of overtaxed hospital emergency departments, mental health facilities, and jail.

IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE The HCSO, in collaboration with The Harris

COLLABORATION

Center for Mental Health, Arnold Ventures,

CORE is a collaborative program between

created an Implementation Guide for

the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)

agencies interested in starting a program.

and The Harris Center for Mental Health

Requests for the guide have come from

and IDD. The HCSO program is the largest

agencies across the nation. It may be

telehealth program of its type in the nation.

accessed via the HCSO Special Projects

and The University of Houston-Downtown

Largest

The HCSO has the largest program of its type in the nation

Winner

Received of an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties

Great Idea

Named a Great Idea by the IACP’s Police Chief magazine

website at: www.harriscountycit.org.

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SWIFT WATER RESCUE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

PATROL BUREAU

Each patrol district has two sergeants and

The Patrol Bureau provides the personnel

six deputies certified in swift water training

and conducts the rescues. However, if the

and high water vehicle operations. The

situation is countywide Homeland Security

personnel attended a 16-hour class at the

will manage the response and patrol

Fathom Academy in Georgetown, Texas.

personnel.

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Percent of all swift water related deaths are first responders

The goal is to have 100 patrol personnel

trained by early 2021. The Fathom Academy has indoor swift water training tanks that provide a realistic flooding and white water training experience. According to the Fathom Academy, 31% of all swift water related deaths are first responders.

HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU The Homeland Security Bureau has command and control over the training and high water vehicles. .

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ABOUT THE PROGRAM Each patrol district has a dedicated traffic

enforcement deputy and a speed radar message board display trailer that collects speed data. The traffic enforcement deputies review monthly reports of high speed areas, traffic accidents, and incidents of street racing, which is an increasing problem in Harris County. Strategies are developed to address these concerns.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Deadly Driving graphic on the right is courtesy of Community Impact Newsletter. .

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CRIME REDUCTION UNIT (CRU) ABOUT THE PROGRAM

COMMUNITY POLICING

The Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) is a

The CRUs are a part of the community they

proactive enforcement effort aimed at the

serve, understanding what’s relevant or

reduction of crime in our communities.

unique to their district and supporting the

Each of our five patrol districts has its own

overall mission of the Harris County

CRU with a dedicated sergeant and eight

Sheriff’s Office.

deputies, including two gang unit investigators. The mission of the Crime Reduction Unit is to ensure the safety of residents through proactive operations and investigations that target high crime areas.

The CRUs also participate in multi-agency initiatives to combat several public safety issues, such as street racing, street takeovers, and impaired driving. Crime prevention requires the active participation

CRU deputies are actively present and

of all members of our community. We need

visible in their neighborhoods, fostering

everyone to become involved and

personal connections with residents and

energized in their efforts to protect

identifying the type of criminal activity

themselves, their families, and their

happening in that area through resident

property.

leads, crime reports and data, and patrol

Guns and drugs taken off the streets by the District One CRU.

District One CRU arrested a drug dealer and removed his drugs and guns from the street.

efforts.

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CITE AND RELEASE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

Texas passed legislation in 2007 giving

The program saves the county money,

peace officers the authority to issue a

returns deputies to the field quicker, and

citation for a narrow selection of Class A

eliminates the costly short-term

and B misdemeanors rather than arresting

incarceration of individuals innocent until

the individual. The citation is an order to

proven guilty.

appear in court. The person is still held accountable for the crime. The program eliminates the arrest and short incarceration of the individual who would

be out on bail in a day or two.

CITATIONS ISSUED 130 citations were issued by the HCSO from the program’s inception through December 2020.

HARRIS COUNTY’S PROGRAM The Harris County Sheriff’s Office implemented the program, called Cite and Release, in February 2020. HCSO’s program was the first in the county. Crimes involving violence, individuals with warrants, or individuals with a history of criminality are not eligible for the program.

Issuing a citation in lieu of arrest. The person does NOT get out of the crime. He/she still has to appear in court. Cite and Release only eliminates booking the person into jail while he/she awaits bail.

JAIL DIVERSION IN HARRIS COUNTY 1999

The NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC), a psychiatric crisis center for people who are in mental health crisis and a danger to selves or others. No criminal charges. Over 100,000 people have been diverted to the NPC by law enforcement since the facility’s inception.

2013

The Houston Recovery Center for individuals with alcohol and substance use issues. As of 10/30/20, the facility had 42,440 intake admissions for public intoxication.

2018

Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center for low-level, non-violent offenders where mental illness was a factor in the commission of the crime. They have had over 3,500 intake admissions from the facility’s opening through 2020.

2020

Cite & Release program for certain offenses. Eliminates booking into jail only. Person must attend court. 272 citations were issued by Harris County law enforcement agencies in 2020.

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PATROL AND FIELD TRAINING NEW POSITION

patrol deputies. The following are some of

the classes provided: patrol procedures, The position of Field Training Administrator

use of force, sexual assault and family

was created. Each patrol district has a

violence, driving, active shooter, firearms,

deputy who administers and coordinates

tactics, Taser, de-escalation, Lidar/radar,

the program with that district. The

report writing, and medical training.

administrator provides additional and remedial training for PPDs, reviews documentation on PPDs, and schedules PPD assignments. Each administrator also serves as a patrol trainer.

PROGRAMS

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

High risk traffic stop training by the Patrol Training Section.

In an effort to continually improve, the Patrol Training Section recently worked with the BPOC staff to develop a more efficient process of teaching the cadets how to write a report. Cadets are now given

Patrol training and field training are under

writing assignments which are graded by

one supervisor. Both programs are in the

patrol training staff and Field Training

Patrol Bureau.

Officers.

PATROL TRAINING

The PTS has also worked closely with the patrol Crisis Intervention Response Team

The Patrol Training Section (PTS) provides

to ensure PTS staff are teaching the latest

several classes to both PPDs and veteran

techniques and procedures for de-

Drivers training is provided to both PPDs and veteran deputies by the Patrol Training Section.

escalating a crisis situation.

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PIT MANEUVER WHAT IS THE PIT MANEUVER?

HCSO TRAINING

The PIT Maneuver (pursuit intervention

The Patrol Training Unit started training

technique) is a precision immobilization

field training deputies and CRU personnel in

technique where a deputy uses the front

the PIT Maneuver in September 2020. To

fender of his/her patrol vehicle to touch the

do the maneuver, the deputy must have

rear bumper of a suspect’s vehicle, causing

successfully completed the 12-hour course

the suspect’s vehicle to turn before coming

and must have a vehicle with a PIT bumper.

to a complete stop.

As of December 2020, 50 vehicles had been

ORIGIN

equipped with the bumper.

The maneuver was developed by the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department. It was adapted from the bump and run technique used in stock car racing, where drivers would bump a competitor to take them out. It is no longer used in stock car racing as the high speeds make it dangerous.

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2020 DATA FOR DISTRICTS 1-5 Patrol Activity by Districts – Felony Arrests

Patrol Activity by Districts – Traffic Stops 16926

17686 1540

13293 11551

1279

12539

974

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D1

Patrol Activity by Districts – Misdemeanor Arrests

D2

D3

641

611

D4

D5

Patrol Activity by Districts – Offense Reports 22407

1702

20046 1266

1135

15112

1117

14006 12275

894

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

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2020 DATA FOR DISTRICTS 1-5 Patrol Activity by Districts – Calls for Service

Patrol Activity by Districts – Accident Reports

390392

5840

5571

3757

3712

3567

245553 174054

164323 107128

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D1

* Traffic Enforcement Units – Citations

D2

D3

D4

* Traffic Enforcement Units – Traffic Stops

1821 1608

D5

3011 1529 2310

2134

1828 1595

781 402

D1

D2

D3

D4

* Traffic Enforcement Units started in June 2020

D5

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

* Traffic Enforcement Units started in June 2020

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2020 DATA FOR DISTRICTS 1-5 Traffic Enforcement Units – Warnings

Traffic Enforcement Units – DWI Arrests 1420

1094

44

998

29

798

11

314

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D1

Crime Reduction Units – Misdemeanor Arrests

D2

14

D3

16

D4

D5

Crime Reduction Units – Felony Arrests 220

171 186

76

D1

153

122

119

D2

147 113

88

D3

D4

D5

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

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2020 DATA FOR DISTRICTS 1-5 Crime Reduction Units – Warrants Served

Crime Reduction Units – Gang Members Documented

206

87

136

127 107

96 31

30

19

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

D1

D2

D3

D4

25

D5

Crime Reduction Units – Firearms Seized 102

102

74 58

D1

D2

D3

51

D4

D5

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Katrina Arnim

Carlos Rangel

COPYING AND BINDING

GRAPHICS

Katrina is the Executive Director of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation that funded, with the Hamilton Family Foundation, the copying and binding of the annual report.

Carlos is the Digital Graphics Coordinator for the HCSO. Carlos crops, sizes, and adds backgrounds to photographs and provides graphic assistance.

Senior Deputy Todd Covington

Sharon Steinmann

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHS

Todd is a Tactical Flight Officer in the Air Operations Section of the Homeland Security Bureau. Todd provided the aerial photographs of the patrol districts.

Sharon is a Multimedia Specialist in the Executive Bureau of the HCSO. Most of the photographs in this report were taken by Sharon.

Carolyn Hamilton

Frank Webb

COPYING AND BINDING

PROJECT MANAGER

The Hamilton Family Foundation provided funds to copy and bind the reports. Carolyn is a long time supporter of law enforcement in Houston/Harris County and programs to respond to individuals with mental illness.

Frank is assigned to the Special Projects section of the Patrol Bureau. Frank researches, writes, coordinates, and desktop publishes the report.

Tom Hamilton COPYING AND BINDING Tom has also been a long time supporter of law enforcement in Houston/Harris County. Tom served on the first advisory board that helped the Houston Police Department develop and implement its CIT program.

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IN REMEMBRANCE Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

MAY 6, 2020

Deputy Dhaliwal’s life was cut too short when he was killed by a gunman who opened fire on him during a traffic stop. Sandeep was a hero and trailblazer.

Sergeant Scholwinski, a 39-year veteran of the HCSO, passed away after contracting COVID-19. He was the first HCSO employee to die after contracting the virus.

Deputy Johnny Tunches NOVEMBER 3, 2020 Deputy Tunches, a 29-year veteran of the HCSO and a U.S. Army veteran, passed away after contracting COVID-19.

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HELPFUL LINKS Harris County Sheriff’s Office

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Official Site

Official Twitter Account

Law Enforcement Command

HTTPS://HARRISCOUNTYSO.ORG

@HCSOTEXAS

@HCSO_LECommand

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Patrol Bureau District Two

Patrol Bureau District Three

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@HCSO_D2PATROL

@HCSO_D3PATROL

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Patrol Bureau District Four

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Night Shift Patrol Commander

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@HCSO_D5PATROL

@HCSO_NightShift

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Harris County Sheriff's Office Patrol Bureau 2020 Annual Report