District renews contracts with HCSO deputies, HC Attorney for public safety

Annual contract for 21 Deputies $1,629,600

At the East Aldine District board meeting last Tuesday evening, the board heard reports from the public safety director, Victor Beserra, and took action on two contracts related to public safety.

Assistant County Attorney Mike Laster presented information on the contract between the district and the HC Attorney’s Office for nuisance abatement work. The East Aldine District shares an attorney with six other districts for costs. The renewal would be at the same rate as last year, a total of $60,833.33. The board approved the contract, subject to final approval by the Harris County Commissioners.

The other contract considered was for contract deputies who spend 70% of their time inside the district, and the rest in other areas of the county. The contract covers 21 Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, which includes one lieutenant, 3 sergeants, and 17 deputies. The contract amount for one year is $1,629,600 and was approved by the board.

Beserra gave details on the Public Safety report as follows: Graffiti abatement 49 properties; felony arrests 32, misdemeanor arrests 34; calls for service 2364, traffic stops 377, accident reports 20, incident reports 261; ShotSpotter calls 133; sex offender checks 13; stolen vehicles recovered 11; guns located 7; Storefront reports 23.

See related story on PUBLIC SAFETY Page 8.

Next PUBLIC SAFETY FORUM is Thursday, August 25, 12 PM at the EAMD offices.