Board members today presented $15,000 in Southwest Management District funds to Houston Police Department commanders and officers for overtime police patrol shifts focusing on crime hotspots and public nuisances during the end-of-the-year holiday period and the Lunar New Year shopping season in late January.

From left in photo: Board members David Peters and Raj Adnani; Officer Johnnie McGee, Lt. Jonathan Lui, board member Stephen Le Jr., Sgt. Deandre Hutchison, South Gessner Commander Adrian Rodriguez; Midwest Commander Zachary Becker, board public safety committee chairman Peter Acquaro and board chairman Kenneth Li.

Public safety is key to the economic development mission (as described by state law) of management districts. The strong partnership between the District and HPD has led to reductions in crime in the area. Watch a brief video to learn more.