Many restaurants and other businesses are re-opening after the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing customers and traffic back into our Houston-area neighborhoods. This is a welcome change to most people. Unfortunately it also presents scattered opportunities for isolated criminal acts.

Business owners, workers and customers can help keep a lid on crime by reviewing these safety tips.

  • Be aware of your surroundings in parking lots and other busy areas.
  • To prevent vehicle burglaries, keep parked vehicles locked and remove valuable items — such as purses, wallets, backpacks, laptop computers, cell phones, other electronics —  from sight.
  • Secure cash, checks and credit cards while inside businesses and while walking outdoors.
  • Call 9-1-1 if you see suspicious activity that may be related to a crime that may happen or may have already happened. Follow the slogan, “If you see something, say something.”
  • Review the Houston Police Department safety videos below. They are in English with subtitles in traditional Chinese characters: