NEWPORT – Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton introduced his executive staff and plans to bring better than better law enforcement to locals last Thursday, January 17 at Stonebridge in Newport.
First, he always thanks those that voted for him. The achievement of putting 15 more deputies in the Precinct without increasing costs. He seems most proud to have achieved the Best Practices standard he set for Precinct 3 even before taking office and shared the credit with the officers that help make it a reality. His precinct made over 5,000 high water rescues during hurricane Harvey. The Precinct accrued over $5,000,000 worth of high water equipment at no cost to the local tax roles.
Eagleton explained how his units are being proactive, not reactive to interdict crime. He initiated an Environmental Patrol concerned with those that make messes like dumping trash or creating poisonous situations.
Captain Isaac Villarreal is over the Drug Task Force, has about 30 years experience and spoke of how low level drug dealers drag down a community based on his years in narcotics. “Our goal is to improve the quality of life. In a year and a half we have seized over 145 pounds of meth, thirteen pounds of cush…”
Chief Deputy Kirk Bonsal explained in detail how Precinct 3 has been recognized by the Texas Chief of Police Association and how Best Practices was implemented. “Dedicated to providing the most professional service possible.”
A new Precinct 3 patrol station will be opening at the former fire station on Dell Dale in Channelview based on the long history of trying to get a station into a neighborhood with an increasing crime situation.
Eagleton has a fundraiser coming up on Feb. 9, the contact is Ricky Larkin for tickets to this Valentine’s Gala a black-tie, jeans and boots event.