Collaborations and Overlapping Services in Harris County Law Enforcement

Report by Kyle Shelton, William Fulton, Carlos Villegas, Matthew Krause, Mingming Zhang, TischlerBise Consultants, Jesseca Lightbourne
September 6, 2018

Kinder Institute for Urban Research   (Houston)

This report — in partnership with TischlerBise — is the second in a larger effort by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research to address critical issues of governance in the Greater Houston area. The research lays out the landscape of law enforcement in Harris County and notes existing overlapping services.

From there it identifies areas where successful collaborations have taken place and explore options for future collaboration. For each option, it describes the pros and cons. Ultimately, the listed options are a starting point for discussions about how to continue to strengthen the county’s overall public safety efforts and create a high level of service for all residents.