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Security Corner

Your Board of Directors for Harris County MUD 217 takes the safety of our residents and their families very seriously. Since 2017, your Board has provided funding for the additional security patrols within Heritage Village. This “extra” security patrol for our community is provided in addition to traditional law enforcement services provided by Harris County Sheriff/Constable Office.

The private security patrol hours are based on historical statistics for low and peak times/locations of criminal activity
in Heritage Village. Extra patrols are never at the same time of day, nor do they follow a set pattern. The deputies operate vehicles that may be both marked and unmarked. Deputy patrol shifts provide four hours of extra duty per day in Heritage Village and at Heritage Park (Detention). Patrols look for unusual activity, suspicious persons and vehicles, open doors, broken windows, etc.

While this additional patrol service helps keep the community safer, Residents should ALWAYS call 9-1-1 immediately for EMERGENCIES such as Assault, Theft, Burglary, Property Vandalism, and so on.

So, when you see the patrols pass by, give them a wave and a “thank you” for their hard work keeping the neighborhood safe!

Examples of NON-EMERGENCY call (713) 221-6000

Examples of ACTIVE Emergencies call 9-1-1

  • Suspicious vehicles
  • Suspicious activity (which may become an active crime)
  • Crimes not in progress
  • Vandalism not in progress
  • Noise complaint
  • Welfare checks
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Property vandalism

Additional Deputy Patrols

The additional deputies patrol the Heritage Village community and park looking for unusual activity, suspicious persons
and vehicles, open doors, broken windows, etc. Residents can also see and may have seen several of the deputies at our District events.

Residents may also contact the Lead Deputy for our neighborhood, Sgt. Jeff McGowen, at You may write to him at any time with any of your neighborhood concerns or tips. The deputies monitor this email address regularly.

Tips from Sgt. Jeff McGowen

  • Stay vigilant; be aware of your surroundings and others in your immediate vicinity
  • Report strange vehicles and odd behavior
  • Don’t leave items visible in your car, keep vehicles locked and alarmed
  • Always lock your house doors and windows

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Dial 9-1-1

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

For non-emergencies, to report suspicious activity, or for assistance