Chief Hurtt unveils latest crimefighting acronym

Bad guys are, without doubt, huddling nervously around the city tonight, after the unveiling of Chief Hurtt's latest crimefighting acronym.

Here is the press release sent out by HPD in advance of today's big press event:

MEDIA ALERT: HPD "BAT" STRIKES OUT AT BURGLARS

At 10 a.m. TODAY (Friday, February 8), Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt and Southwest Patrol Division Captain Darrell Schindler, accompanied by Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright, will announce results from an ongoing Burglary Reduction Initiative aimed at targeting burglaries in far southwest Houston and Fort Bend County (16E40s beat).

B.A.T. Signal
The Southwest Burglary Apprehension Team (B.A.T) is a component of the Burglary Reduction Initiative. Other participating agencies include the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Precinct, Five and Seven Constables’ Offices, Fort Bend County Precinct Two Constables Office, Missouri City, Pearland, Sugar Land, Stafford and Metro Police Departments. Fort Bend and Houston Independent School District Police Departments, as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety, have also assisted with this initiative.

Those 10 a.m. Friday press conferences conveniently leave plenty of time to catch a later flight out west, for those who might be inclined to do so.

We are hopeful that next week, the Chief will boost the acronym crimefighting force even more with the addition of the B.A.T. Signal. Surely the Williams Tower spotlight could be modified for emergency use by the B.A.T. forces!

NEWS COVERAGE: KPRC-2, KHOU-11, KTRK-13, Chronicle.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 02/08/08 09:42 PM | Print |

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