Staying Safe in Midtown Houston–a Community Conversation
Focus on safety always ramps up during the holidays, but the truth is that living in a dense, urban environment always carries some safety risks. Midtown Houston residents will be happy to know that 2020 is kicking off with a big opportunity to share your concerns with community leaders. Mayra Hypolite from the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods invites you to have your voice be heard.
On Friday, January 17, 2020, “Coffee and Conversation” will be hosted at the Midtown Management District office located at 410 Pierce St. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. “Mayor Turner wanted the City of Houston to go out into the community instead of having people always come to us,” Mayra Hypolite, Senior Community Outreach Coordinator with the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods says, adding, “This informal approach gives City of Houston officials a way to meet the community face-to-face to hear their concerns.”
The City wants to hear from you! Join us for fresh baked goods and coffee provided by Weights + Measures.Please RSVP to the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 832-394-0701
In the meantime, here are a few safety tips to use in your everyday life in Midtown and beyond.
The easiest place for a thief to take a wallet or purse is in a crowd, so be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas such as festivals or events. Don’t wear headphones, and scan your environment to stay aware of threats.
Cash is catnip to thieves. Use credit cards or checks to pay for purchases so that you aren’t carrying around large amounts of cash.
Use Caution with Credit
Keep all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home. Keep track of your cards and check your purchase history regularly to make sure that your cards haven’t been compromised. Report a missing card immediately.
Park with Precaution
Parking garages and lots are common places for women to be assaulted. Avoid using your phone or wearing headphones as you walk to your car. Keep your keys in hand and be prepared to sound your car alarm if someone suspicious approaches.
To report non-emergency safety risks related to resident, driver and pedestrian safety in Midtown, download the Midtown Houston app. Please join Mayra on the 17th, to discuss how the City and the community can work together on improving our neighborhoods.