Community Outreach is an inherent part of the Police Department's role. Within that role is Crime Prevention and Education. The following programs were designed to a help the Citizen protect himself from Crime and to fight back. Community involvement is a requirement.
Course Listing and Descriptions - Notice - These courses are only available to Law Enforcement Personnel.
Apartments (participating properties) - Baytown PD Badge Of Excellence Certified Properties. "A Shared Commitment For A Safer Community "
(Under construction) The cooperative and active effort between listed local apartment complexes and the police department and other city departments to provide safe apartment living and quality housing standards. This is an enhanced program just now getting started.
Bicycle registration is beneficial to the police department in identifying the owner of a stolen bicycle when the bicycle is recovered. The registration form includes a description of the bicycle, the serial number of the bicycle and the owner’s information. When the form is completed and turned in to the police department, a registration number is assigned to that bicycle and a decal with the number is issued to the owner to place on the bicycle. The information from the registration is entered into the PD Database. When a bicycle is recovered, the serial number is checked in the database to see if the bicycle has been reported as stolen.
For more information call 281-422-5152.
The Baytown Police Department offers free child passenger seat inspections and installation assistance.
A unique leading experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the operation and mission of their local Baytown Police Department.
Commercial Security Surveys
A Commercial Security Survey can assist business owners in locating security weaknesses and identifying practical ways to correct them through risk reduction and risk avoidance. Areas of concern include:
- exterior and interior lighting
- security systems
- employee education
- design and layout
These surveys are conducted by a crime prevention specialist and are done at no charge.
Programs for both the Community and Schools. Crime Stoppers is information that helps prevent or solve crime. Help solve crime – earn cash!! Crime stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest in any felony crime.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
Locate and paint over any graffiti located on buildings, fences, streets, sidewalks, etc. "This is an effort to help curb gang activity". To report graffiti, call: (281) 420-6662.
Help End Auto Theft - A statewide vehicle registration program whereby decals are affixed to a vehicle. Vehicle owners give their consent for a peace officer to stop the vehicle when found occupied on streets anywhere in Texas between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Officers then determine whether or not the vehicle is being operated by the owner or with the owner's permission.
Dual sided child identification card.
"National Night Out", sponsored by the National Town Watch Association, is an event observed by millions across the country with neighborhood block parties, cookouts, visits by local law enforcement, and other activities. The objectives are to generate support for local anti-crime programs, heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and local police-community partnerships." Held annually on the first Tuesday in August.
Crime Reports are available once again for Neighborhood Watch meetings. Just call 281-422-5152 to request a report. Please request at least two weeks in advance of your meeting.
A citizen participation program to prevent burglary. Involves the marking of property with an identifying number.
Presentation in May.
Residential Security Surveys
Homeowners may qualify for a discount on homeowners insurance if the home meets specified requirements. For information call: (281) 420-6662.
Speakers & Displays by Police Crime Prevention Officers. Topics include: Road Rage, Senior Safety, Holiday Safety, Personal Safety, etc...
For more information or to schedule a presentation, call 281-422-5152.
The Baytown Police Department has recently partnered with Secure the Call, a non-profit agency that provides refurbished cell phones to individuals who may need to summon emergency help, but do not have a cell phone to do so.
It is the goal of the Special Victims Unit to provide a comprehensive continuum of Services to Victims, from immediate crisis intervention to all related follow-up services including but not limited to: Criminal justice support, legal and personal advocacy, locating emergency financial assistance through local and state agencies, and appropriate community referrals for related services such as short and long-term housing and counseling.
The Teen Life Skills Academy is suspended until further notice.
The Teen Life Skills Academy is an intervention program that takes at-risk juveniles, who are slipping through the cracks in society, and gives them skills that will help them to make better choices and set some positive goals for their future.