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In an in-depth presentation to Councilmembers at their July 15 Regular Meeting, MCTX Police Chief Mike Berezin provided the department’s annual report, detailing operations from crime prevention efforts to community engagement and the open data initiative.
Chief Berezin told Members he is “impressed” with the excellence of the MCPD team and that their “approach isn’t [primarily] enforcement, it is education and prevention working with our citizens to keep them informed and engaged,” which helps Missouri City remain one of the safest municipalities in the Nation.
While Berezin highlighted a compilation of metrics and statistics to illustrate MCPD’s performance over the past year, two officers displayed a new crime-fighting tool the department now has in its arsenal: unmanned aerial vehicles. Council was able to see the drones first-hand and to learn about the value they bring to policing.
In his overview of programs and services administered by Police and Code Enforcement, which is managed by the department, Berezin highlighted that:
Councilmembers and City Manager Anthony J. Snipes thanked Chief Berezin for the “amazing work MCPD does every day to protect and serve the citizens.” Snipes also said the “department continues to set a standard of excellence that keeps MCTX a safe, scenic City that is rated one of America’s “BEST” places to live, work, play and visit.”
To view Chief Berezin’s full annual report presentation, watch this MCTV video:http://bit.ly/2Yfai1i. To learn more about MCPD operations, view the department’s City website here: www.missouricitypolice.org.
As part of the City’s commitment to public safety, MCPD reminds residents that during the summer, criminals are often on the lookout for items that can be taken at a moment’s notice. Unlocked doors, open windows and open garage doors all provide a temptation to steal valuables, such as bikes, packages, cell phones and purses left in plain view.
Here are some safety tips to keep you, your family and property safe:
Additionally, Missouri City has a juvenile curfew ordinance for individuals 17 and younger: hours are 11 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and one minute after midnight on Friday and Saturday.
For updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX andNextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).