Woodshire is patrolled daily by GardaWorld private security officers. They drive through the neighborhood at varying hours throughout the week looking for any suspicious or criminal activity.
In addition, Woodshire has an active neighborhood watch program and the vast majority of homes on every street are equipped with security cameras monitoring 24/7.
Home Safety Tips
- Cameras work – security cameras are cheap and easy to install and provide police with excellent evidence that leads to arrests
- Acknowledge all visitors through locked doors – before opening an exterior door to your home, know who is at the door and do not open the door to an unexpected visitor
- Lock your doors and windows even when you are at home
- Never leave notes on your door that reveal that your home is not occupied
- Trim shrubs to deny intruders a hiding place to work – shrubs can block the view to the house
- Lawn care is an effective indicator that someone is home – keep your yard maintained
- Permit easy visibility of your home by neighbors and/or police
- Install reflective numbers on your house and mailbox so police and other emergency personnel can find your home quickly
- Be alert in protecting not only your home, but your neighbors as well – don’t tell a stranger that your neighbor is not at home or volunteer any personal information about your neighbor
- When traveling, have a neighbor collect the mail/newspaper or have the deliveries temporarily stopped
- Alarms provide added protection and are most effective when used with other security techniques
- Maintain good lighting in your driveway and around all perimeters of your home – exterior lighting does not need to be “prison yard” spotlights, it can still be tasteful and efficient and equally effective at detracting potential criminal activity
Avoid Becoming a Victim of Car Burglaries
Important tips to remember:
- Park in the driveway or the garage when possible, avoid parking in the street, especially overnight
- Don’t leave anything of value in the car and certainly not in plain sight
- Always lock all doors and set the alarm
- When out late at night or early in the morning, be mindful of the activity around you – watch for slow-moving cars or people who appear to be casing the neighborhood
See Something Say Something
In an effort to help reduce crime in the community and in our neighborhoods, Harris County Constable Precinct 7 has implemented the “See Something, Say Something” initiative.
If you witness any suspicious behavior or anything or anyone who appears strange or out of place, we encourage you to report it immediately by doing one of the following:
- Call 911 for life threatening emergencies
- Call (713) 884-3131 for HPD Non-emergency
- Call (713) 643-6118 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Precinct 7 main office)
- Call (713) 643-6602 after normal business hours (Precinct 7 24-hour dispatch)
We also recommend that you program these numbers into your mobile phone for easy access in case of an emergency.