On my side of town they’ve been beefing up the police presence up ever since the various home owner’s associations took the city and Mayor White to task over the rise in violent crime we been experiencing ever since that fateful day in 2005.
As a property owner and and old man, I am getting to where I can appreciate a more visible police presence and it doesn’t bother me a bit to see an extra squad car sitting in the median, keeping an eye on things.
As I was driving home today and sitting in the stop and go rush hour traffic I see that they’ve taken things up a notch…
Apparently the Houston Police are using their mounted patrols to monitor the traffic and look for things like expired inspection stickers and out of date registrations. Fortunately my car is completely up to date so I had nothing to worry about.
I sure hope photographing cops on horseback isn’t an arrestable offence!
There were anywhere from 4-5 of these guys up and down the street along with several squad cars in the local O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot where busted offenders were being issued citations…and I presume being checked for warrants and so forth.
I know some people will find this behavior an affront to their civil sensibilities, but I say more power to ’em! You see the squad cars all the time watching for the same type of behavior. By utilizing the mounted police the city telegraphs a stronger police presence which will hopefully help as a crime deterrent.