New anti-gang 'weed and seed' project

March 13, 2008 6:12:19 PM PDT
The Houston Police Department has teamed with the mayor's anti-gang office to launch a new 'weed and seed' initiative in southwest Houston. The target area runs from Bellaire to the north, Bissonnet to the south, Club Creek to the east, and Boone Road to the west. During the five year initiative, HPD will increase law enforcement and community policing and neighborhood restoration.

HPD Chief Harold Hurtt said, "But it needs to be stabilized, so that's where the other part of the seed concept comes in is that we'll concentrate on prevention intervention and confirmed involvement of the residents in the community."

The program will be funded with a million dollar grant from the Department of Justice.

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