General Security

Home security inspections available from Precinct 5 Constable's office
The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's office is offering free home inspections. Schedule a time for an officer to come by your home and make simple suggestions on how to better secure it. This service will give you peace of mind and may save you 5-10% on your homeowner's insurance. Contact Deputy John Jerome Kovar at (281) 642-8814 or (979) 733-7734 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Driving home & leaving your car out:

  • Program your cell phone with the Precinct 5 Constable dispatch number: 281-463-6666.
  • Look for any vehicle that may be following you – make several turns if you are suspicious and do NOT go straight home.
  • If bumped, do NOT get out; go to the HPD substation on Beechnut or to a well-lit area with many people. Call Precinct 5 dispatch ASAP and describe the vehicle, its occupants and license plate number.

Identity Theft

Prevent and respond to identity theft

 

An estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, says the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). These statistics were similar to those in 2012 and are the most recent available. Read on for signs of identity theft, how to prevent it and how to respond to it if you are a victim.

Vacation Watch

A great service provided by the Precinct 5 Constables as part of the Marilyn Estates association dues is the “vacation watch” program. You can fill out and send in the vacation watch form online. Just go to the Vacation Watch Request and submit your form one week before your trip.

Alternatively, you can call the Precinct 5 Dispatch at 281-463-6666 (do this from home) several days before your trip. A friendly deputy will be at your door in less than five minutes to meet you and get the pertinent information on when you will be out of town. He or she will need to know about the cars at your property, who will have access to your home, lights you will have on timers, and how to contact you in case of emergency.

Then the deputy on-duty will drive by your home on a regular basis and watch for anything that may look out of the ordinary.