Category Archives: Public Safety

Fraudulent Automated Calls Being Made to Citizens in Texas

The Office of Inspector General would like to alert everyone to fraudulent automated calls being made to citizens in Texas and elsewhere by individuals posing as being with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s Office. The caller states “your Social Security number has been flagged for fraud” and requests an immediate call back to (512) 937-2871. When this number is called you are advised the “Google subscriber is not available please leave a message”. Inspector General Bruce Toney advises everyone to not provide personal identifying information to anyone in this circumstance and to be alert for other similar circumstances...
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Check it out! Red Cross/Houston Fire Department Kick Off Partnership, July 15

Volunteers and leaders from the American Red Cross of Greater Houston and the Houston Fire Department (HFD) will be going door-to-door in historic Third Ward this Saturday, July 15, to install free 10-year lithium ion battery smoke alarms and educate residents about fire safety. It marks the first installation in which the Red Cross and HFD are teaming up, with the goal of working together to install 3,000 free smoke alarms in Houston homes over the next 12 months. “Working smoke alarms are your first line of defense in a fire and when combined with an escape plan can double your...
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HPD’s new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”

In an effort to enhance language access between officers and community members, the Houston Police Department is in the process of developing a new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”. Community members would serve as volunteer translators and assist patrol officers responding to various calls for service. Communicators would need to be fluent in one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Sign Language To learn more visit HPD's website....
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