Special to the News-Times
COLDSPRING — Mounting concern about what is perceived as the new normal in criminal activity, San Jacinto County law enforcement personnel are looking to take policing to the next level.
SJC Sheriff Greg Capers said he is not only aware of the epidemic in crime, he has dedicated his entire policing staff to a program of Proactive Policing with the assistance of many community leaders.
By example, Capers cited that Houston and Harris County, just to the south of the county, has become national leaders in homicide, according to recent statistics.
“Within the next few months we will be taking our initiative on the road,” Capers said. “With the cooperation of community leaders, we will host a series of meetings with the residents of the county for us to ‘listen and learn’ of their fears and concerns, and to provide them with valuable insight to preclude them from becoming victims.”
Capers said the details of how the programs will work will be released at a later date.