The Fort Bend Precinct 4 Constable’s Office believes in community oriented policing where important components of high visibility, rapid response to calls for service, building a relationship with the community and ultimately preventing/displacing crime. Partnerships with the community help make the residents feel more secure not only by our presence, but establishing trust with law enforcement.
Our Patrol Deputies have been trained in various aspects of law enforcement from use of force, arrest search and seizure, cultural diversity, community policing, accident investigation, report writing to emergency vehicle operations. The Precinct 4 Constable’s Office Patrol Division uses the same computer and dispatch system as the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office which allows us to work closely together when we handle information or criminal reports. Our information or criminal reports taken are approved by a Precinct 4 supervisor and then forwarded to the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division for follow-up.
For residents that reside in a Precinct 4 Constable’s Office Patrol Contract that have a non-emergency can call FBCSO Communications at 281-341-4665, Option 1. Any life threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Vacation/House Watch Service
Residents of Big Oaks and Twin Oaks can request a vacation watch on their home. Deputies working the area will periodically check the home to make sure it is secure. Deputies look for any signs of unusual activity or suspicious persons around your home. During the past year, the constables conducted hundreds of vacation watch checks while homeowners were out of town.
Please click the link and fill out the registration form below to sign up for a vacation watch:
The following has been adapted from an article provided by Sgt. Matthew Hricko with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
It takes less than one minute for a thief to open your car and ransack the entire contents. Here are some important tips to help prevent a burglary of a motor vehicle:
- Keep your vehicle LOCKED and windows rolled up.
- LOCK your vehicle and do not store valuables in your vehicle. You cannot be a victim of theft if they have nothing to take.
- LOCK your vehicle and park in well-lit areas.
- LOCK your vehicle and arm it with a security system.
- Think about where your keep your spare keys. Do you have your spare keys hanging on a key rack? Do contract workers walk by your keys and have the opportunity to take them without your knowing? Secure your spare keys and then go LOCK your vehicle.
- Before you go to bed LOCK your vehicle and check again that it is LOCKED.
So now that you have LOCKED your vehicles and gone inside, let’s discuss when to contact the Sheriff’s Office:
- Any suspicious activity. If it’s late at night and you see anyone walking around your neighborhood, contact the Sheriff’s Office. We will politely make contact and ensure it is just your neighbors enjoying a late night stroll.
- You hear alarms being set off in the neighborhood. Anytime you hear a car or house alarm at night do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff’s Office to check the area. Please DO NOT wait till the morning. We cannot be everywhere at once and need your help.
- Anytime you hear the sound of broken glass at night. Many times it happens and people do not call the police.
- Any of the three above mentioned activities combined with numerous dogs barking. If your area begins erupting with abnormal animal activity, call and have a Deputy check the area.
Are you still wary about contacting the Sheriff’s Office and upsetting your neighbors?
- Ask the Dispatcher to allow you to remain “anonymous”.
- When the Dispatcher asks, say “no contact desired”.
- The Sheriff’s Deputy will check the area. Whether or not he/she locates something, the Deputy will continue on patrolling without contacting you.
Hiring a Contractor
Whenever you are repairing, adding, or upgrading, there is a good chance you will be hiring some contractors for assistance. Many felony thefts reported in Fort Bend County have had a private/independent contractor as a suspect.
The Better Business Bureau has stated that when hiring a house cleaner, worker, or contractor, you should verify that they are licensed, bonded and insured. Verify that the information they provide is legitimate and current. The following link from the Federal Trade Commission may be very helpful: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0242-hiring-contractor
If you have to provide a contractor a key to your residence for a lengthy job, consider changing your locks after the job is done. When planning a home remodeling or repair project, remember to do your homework and hire responsibly.