Whether you’re a newcomer to The Woodlands Township or you’ve been here awhile, questions always arise regarding the various law enforcement agencies that serve our community.
While many agencies provide services within our boundaries, The Woodlands Township provides enhanced law enforcement services through two primary providers: the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 4.
In the Montgomery County portion of The Woodlands, the Township is a single law enforcement district, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. A captain is assigned to manage the district and the Township contract for enhanced services that include: patrol, traffic, crime reduction, crime prevention and K9 divisions. Community policing zones include seven residential zones and one tourism-oriented business zone in Town Center. Base level services are provided through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and funded by the county tax levy, such as SWAT, dispatch, auto theft task force, identification-crime lab, sex offender division, gang unit, emergency operations, recruitment, training and a jail facility.
In the Harris County portion of The Woodlands (Village of Creekside Park), The Woodlands Township contracts for patrol services with the Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 4, which also practices a community policing and zone philosophy.
Even though these agencies may have different names or titles, all agencies employ peace officers (deputy, deputy constable, patrolman, police officer, peace officer) and all peace officers require a minimum training through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. All peace officers in Texas, whether sheriff, city police, state troopers, constables, marshals, have statewide arrest powers for any criminal offense committed within their presence or view.
To learn more about law enforcement services in The Woodlands, email The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch or call 281-210-3800.