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Crime Prevention
The Robstown Police Department recognizes a shared responsibility and connection between the police and the community in making Robstown a safer, more livable city. By educating the community on crime prevention techniques and by getting citizens involved in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch, we can reduce the number of crimes in Robstown and increase the quality of life for our community.

Neighborhood Watch
Crime and fear of crime threaten the well being of a community. People become afraid to use streets and parks, suspicion erupts between young and old, and businesses gradually leave. Crime, in turn, feeds on the social isolation it creates. Modern life styles, with the increasing number of families with working parents and greater job mobility, contribute to this isolation and lack of community ties. You and your neighbors can prevent or break this vicious cycle and in the process, build your community into a safe, friendly, caring place. Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.
Seatbelt Laws
Last Week, police officers all over the state of Texas came down on anyone not buckled up. Sunday brought an end to the most recent "Click it or Ticket Texas" campaign, which encourages statewide seat-belt enforcement. "The main goal of the 'Click it or Ticket' campaign, with all the publicity, is to get the general public to buckle up, especially small children," said Corp. John Gonzalez, public relations officer at the Texas Department of Public Safety.


The state of Texas leads the nation in driving fatalities, partly because it is so big and has so much traffic, he said. In 2000, 3,769 people were killed and more than 300,000 people were injured. In 2001, law enforcement officials discovered seatbelt use was at 76 percent, despite Texas law, which states every person sitting in the front seat of a vehicle must wear a seat belt while the car is moving, as well as children sitting anywhere in the vehicle. A child shorter than 36 inches tall must be strapped in a car seat as well.

 

Robstown Police Department

430 E Main

Robstown, Texas 78380

Phone:(361) 387-3531

Fax:(361)387-3407