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Public Safety News
Harris County District Attorney's Office
News Release
Monday, April 11, 2011

DA Lykos Awards Law Enforcement for Community Improvement 

Houston - Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos acknowledged the life-changing results to the Haverstock Hills apartment community Thursday by distributing awards to various members of law enforcement for their extraordinary performance in improving the quality of life for the residents at the Haverstock Hills community.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia was in attendance and was presented with a certificate for spearheading the anti-gang initiative. Members of the Sheriff's Department's Gang Suppression Unit were also recognized for their efforts to reduce crime through increased patrols and for serving gang members with injunctions and criminal trespass warnings. 

Captain Ken Melanchon, Lieutenant Jeff Stauber, Sergeant Mark Schmidt and Assistant Iris Reyes were all saluted for their hard work in gathering and analyzing data needed to establish the gang injunction and for their achievements in significantly reducing crime in the Haverstock Hills community.

Lykos stated, "This project began nearly two years ago when Haverstock was seen as a crime-infested den for drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes. Now the residents can see positive changes in their neighborhood and feel safer in their homes. Gangs will no longer rule the night at Haverstock."

Also credited for their efforts were members of the Harris County District Attorney's Office, including Chief Investigator Don McWilliams, Investigator Doug Osterberg, Investigator Trina Burkes-Hodges, Assistant District Attorney Joni Vollman, Special Prosecutor Kim Ogg and Administrative Assistant Conswella Phipps.




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