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East Harris County Task Force Seen As Successful

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) In the ongoing efforts of officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to combat and dissolve crime, the Task Force launched in east Harris County is being called “successful”.

Officials with the HCSO state that the task force was launched in February 2013 to prevent and intercept crime. “It combines manpower of both agencies to improve efficiency and enhance communication and collaboration,” added officials.

“Task force deputies conduct proactive patrol, respond to citizen complaints, and conduct special assignments while freeing up regular patrol deputies to respond to other calls for service. Deputies were selected to be part of the task force based on their high productivity, efficiency and knowledge of the area.”

On Wednesday, it was announced that not only is the Task Force a cohesive unit that is seeing decreases in crime, but additional manpower will be added to the Task Force.

According to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Precinct 3 Constable Ken Jones, as a result of the efforts of the Task Force, dozens of arrests have been made, several have been cited for misdemeanors, hundreds of traffic violations have been assessed and 40 felons have been arrested.

Authorities say that while they are proud of their efforts, their presence will not diminish.

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