Colleyville Police see violent crime drop in 2016

Colleyville Police saw a 60-percent reduction in violent crime in 2016 compared to 2015.

Police Chief Michael Holder presented the City Council with the annual crime report at a Jan. 17 City Council worksession. The 60-percent decrease includes a reduction in reported cases of rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.

The reduction is significant when youre talking about violent crime, Chief Holder said. I like to remind people these are not just numbers.

Chief Holder reminded the City Council that the citys violent crime numbers are already low, but cases of rape were down from four reported in 2015 to one in 2016, aggravated assaults were lowered from seven to three, and robberies went down from four to two.

There was an increase in residential burglaries to 32 in 2016, from 16 in 2015. Police attribute the increase to residential shed burglaries in which criminals stole lawn equipment and other valuable tools.

These cases are difficult to address through enforcement because they were random in nature and there were wide spans of time when the offense occurs, Chief Holder said. Most of the sheds were easy targets because they were unlocked.

Colleyville Police encourage residents to take steps to protect their property and keep the community safe. Residents should secure sheds with locks, take photos of stored equipment and their serial numbers, look out for suspicious activity, and consider installing video surveillance.

The Colleyville Police Department encourages residents to not only protect their property, but to call the police if they notice suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, Chief Holder said. Even reporting that there was activity near your property could protect neighbors from having their sheds burglarized.

Colleyville Police use the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting method to categorize and report criminal offenses.

From 2010 to today, Colleyville Police have seen a 49-percent reduction in overall crime. Police attribute the gradual decrease to a change in policing tactics including strengthening community policing, predictive and preventative strategies, and more use of crime data.

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Southlake New Biz List: December 2016

Would you like to know about the new businesses in town? If so, you are going to want to subscribe to the Economic Development and Tourism New Biz List. The list not only gives you an update about recently opened businesses, but will also tell you what’s coming the next few months.

This list of new Southlake businesses is provided by the Southlake Department of Economic Development and Tourism to help these businesses succeed. You may also visit to find a list of all businesses.

Contact Denise in the Economic Development & Tourism Department at (817) 748-8039 to get your new business recognized!

Now Open

• Carrie L. Morris, MD:  Carrie L. Morris, MD recently opened in Tuscan Creek Villas at 361 W. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 120.  She is a plastic surgeon that exclusively specializes in the eyelids.  (972) 922-3016

• Gadgik:  Gadgik recently opened in Village Center at 2140 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite K.  This is a repair and retail shop selling headphones, cases, cables, charges, screen protectors and many other electronic products.  (844) 442-3445



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TCC Northwest Campus Hosts Big X 2016 Event

CBS 11 and KRLD NewsRadio 1080 recently aired a story highlighting Tarrant County College Northwest Campus hosting Big X 2016. The three day event hosted police, firefighters, public health officials, hospitals and emergency managers from 16 North Texas counties. During the three days emergency responders received training dealing with everything from responding to tornadoes to potential terrorist attacks. More than 3,500 individuals from federal, state and local agencies honed their skills.

CBS 11 and KRLD coverage

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