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Constable opens new substation; forms environmental crimes unit for northwest Harris County

February 8, 2018 GMT

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office has opened a new substation in northwest Harris County near the Sam Houston Tollway and launched a new environmental crimes unit.

“It’s a more efficient and effective station for us,” said Constable Mark Herman. “It’s strategic. A lot better location. We can go north, east or west.” Deputies who are assigned to the new substation at 15813 Tomball Parkway will now be able to get around the precinct faster by having quick access to the Sam Houston Tollway.

In addition to responding to calls for help, patrol units at the substation will also enforce traffic laws and go after toll road violators, Herman said.

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The new substation is the seventh in the Precinct 4 and was funded by the Harris County Toll Authority.

Plans are underway to open an eighth substation along the North Freeway and Cypresswood Drive in approximately two to three months, Herman said. The future substation expects to house approximately 60 to 80 deputies.

The constable’s office also recently announced the formation of an environmental crimes unit comprised of two deputies.

“It’s something that’s needed,” Herman said.

In Precinct 4, vacant roads, subdivisions currently under construction and rural areas tend to be the locations where residents have reported litter, dumped trash and other pollutants such as leaked oil.

“We’re getting a lot of reports of dump sites,” Herman said.

The unit will work with local, state and federal agencies such as the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.

To report illegal dumping, residents can call 832-927-6161 or visit www.constablepct4.com/environmental-crimes-unit.html.