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Public Safety News
City of La Porte
News Release
Friday, February 10, 2012

GULF COAST REGION RALLIES FOR 2012 WARRANT ROUND-UP
LA PORTE PARTICIPATING IN 2012 STATE-WIDE WARRANT ROUND-UP

La Porte Municipal Court and Police Department have joined forces with more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas in the “2012 Great Texas Warrant Roundup” which officially begins February 25, 2012, and will end March 4, 2012. Participating cities in our area include Baytown, Houston, Jacinto City, Galveston, League City, Pasadena, Pearland, Webster, and many others.

For the past few years the annual Warrant Round-up has proven one of the largest and most successful joint operations of its kind. Multiple cities across Texas will join together to actively serve outstanding warrants.

The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher charge warrants. It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind.

Hundreds of thousands of notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities to individuals with outstanding warrants. Persons with outstanding warrants should contact the appropriate jurisdiction during the next two weeks to dispose of their cases voluntarily to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest at home or work in front of family, friends, or co-workers.

Defendants with outstanding warrants have previously been reported to DPS and will not be allowed to renew a driver’s license until all warrants are cleared.

Payment may be made at the window with cash, money order, cashier’s check, or with a Visa or Master Card Credit Card. Defendants may pay by credit card by phone by calling 1-877-224-6076 or pay on line at www.laportetx.gov. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.






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