The mission of the East Aldine District Public Safety Program is to bring new investment to every aspect of the District by maintaining and enhancing a safe environment in both perception and reality with focused public safety and fire protection programs and an emphasis on redevelopment/investment opportunities to ensure that the District continues to be among the most desirable commercial areas in Harris County. This mission is carried out by the Public Safety Committee members who meet each month to review programs and projects and make periodic recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Public Safety Committee
About the Programs
Last year the East Aldine District contract with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office – District II patrols produced: 331 total Felony arrests, 364 total Misdemeanor Arrests, 259 traffic Citations written, 1299 accident & offense Reports written, and 6 DWI arrests.
The Public Safety Team helping the District – Make a Difference
The East Aldine District’s Proactive Unit provides an aggressive attack on crime by focusing on gang activity, drug trafficking, and high priority in-progress calls such as robberies, home invasions, car-jacking, weapons disturbances and drive-by shootings. Recently officers of the Pro Active Unit, Deputies Michael Santos, Bobby Caylor, Saul Suarez, Ronathan Persaud and Sgt. Danny Garcia, HCSO, received a Distinguished Unit Award for their positive impact to the East Aldine Community. During 2008 they assisted in or directed the capture of three capital murder suspects; two kidnapping suspects; one sexual assault suspect; fourteen aggravated robbery/assault suspects, and multiple drug trafficking suspects. They also seized drugs and drug money valued at over $200,000; removed 47weapons from the streets; arrested 484 violent offenders and cleared 157 criminal warrants. Additionally, this Proactive Unit’s knowledge of the criminals and their activity in the Aldine area has aided in other law enforcement agency investigations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Houston Police Department, and the Texas Alcohol & Beverage Commission. One such case of their value to the other agencies was when they assisted in a 2,000-lb marijuana seizure in Aldine valued at $800,000.
Captain Paul Cordova
The final quarter of 2008 marked a significant change in leadership in District 2 Patrol. Captain Paul Cordova returned as District Commander from his most recent assignment in District 4 with the retiring of Captain Wilson. Having previously been the D2 commander 2005-2006, Captain Cordova is no stranger to these parts. He spent many years as a Patrol Deputy in D2 back in the 1980’s patrolling the same streets as his subordinates. Captain Cordova began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1982. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2003 and shortly thereafter assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Captain Cordova is a graduate of Sam Houston High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in 2005. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and midway through a Master of Criminal Justice Degree at Sam Houston State University. Captain Cordova is also scheduled to begin his studies at the state sponsored Leadership Command College this year.
Sergeant Danny Garcia
Sergeant Garcia began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in March 1987. He attended the Basic Peace Officer’s class B4-86 at the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy and graduated in December 1986. Danny holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate; a TCLEOSE Instructor’s License and is a Certified Field Training Officer. Danny worked for the Weed and Seed Task Force Team in 2000. In 2001, he became a Field Training Officer on evening shift in District II. He was promoted in September of 2006 and was assigned to 701 Operations. In April 2007, he transferred to District 5 on night shift. In January 2008 he transferred to the District.
Deputy J.A. Bullock
Deputy J. A. Bullock began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in January 2005. Deputy Bullock is a third generation peace officer. His grandfather was a Captain with the Houston Police Department (HPD) and his father is currently a Lieutenant with the Department. Deputy Bullock was transferred to Patrol in 2008. He is a graduate of Nimitz High School and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Houston Baptist University.
Deputy R. Persaud
Deputy Persaud began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in August of 2003. He was assigned to District Two patrol in May of 2005. He was assigned to the East Aldine Proactive Unit in January 2008. His service includes over 250 arrests in the Aldine area.
Deputy Daniel Meek
Deputy Meek began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in May 2004. He has worked the Jail, Inmate Processing Center, Central Records/Bonding, the Storefronts and Patrol. He has completed the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Basic SWAT/SORT School. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Meek was a member of the United States Army for six and half years and served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Deputy Jason Hayes
Deputy Hayes began his career with the Harris County Sheriff Office in early 2004. He was assigned to the detention bureau where he was introduced to various jail functions. He graduated from the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy Class B1-05 in 2005, and was assigned to the patrol bureau in early 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in late 2001. He and his wife Andria are the proud parents of two daughters Jasmine and Jada. He attended high school in the area and believes his knowledge of the area will serve him well in his new role with the District.
Deputy Bobby Brown
Deputy Brown has worked in law enforcement for more than 25 years. He has worked in the Aldine area for the last 20 of those years. He has a Masters Peace Officers Certificate, a TCLEOSE instructor’s certificate, a Firearms instructor’s certificate, as well as others. He was born and raised in the Aldine area and has been married for 25 years and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
City of Houston Mounted Patrol Facility located at 5005 Little York
The City of Houston, Mounted Patrol Facility is located at 5005 Little York in the East Aldine District and is open to the public. Citizens are free to visit the facility and its horses during the visitation hours and on weekends by appointment only. There is a sign-in policy for visitors and a few rules, which must be followed to ensure the safety of the horses, and visitors. The Mounted Patrol Detail is available to perform demonstrations. To schedule a demo, please contact the Mounted Patrol Unit at 832-394-0394.