The Kerrville Police Department is working to enforce laws and investigate crimes.
KERRVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
LOUISE HAYS PARK
The Kerrville Police Department is extremely concerned about the recent sexual assault that occurred in Louise Hays Park and has focused a significant level of enforcement and investigative efforts within the park to apprehend the suspect. We continue that effort to ensure the park is a safe place for our citizens to enjoy.
In addition to enforcement efforts, the Police Department and the Parks Department kicked off a comprehensive safety initiative this morning targeting Louise Hays Park. Efforts have begun to remove recently established transient camps within the park property and to clear some of the dense undergrowth that tends to conceal these camps. According to John Young, Chief of Police, “Criminal Trespassing notices will be issued to those individuals who have been using the park as a campground. We need your assistance in keeping our parks clean and safe!! So if a campsite pops-up or you see any illegal activity in our parks dial 9-1-1 and let us know.”
Chief Young also remarked, “Public Safety has been and always will be the police department’s primary focus. We want to ensure the public that we will continue to be very proactive within all of our city parks and take appropriate enforcement action when necessary. We encourage all of our citizens to be proactive whenever they are out and about. Whether you’re in the park or walking your neighborhood, the following guidelines will serve to keep you safe.”
The Police Department reminds all citizens to follow these safety tips:
Don’t be afraid to report suspicious activity
Carry a cell phone. – Dial 9-1-1
Be aware of your surroundings.
Walk with a friend or family member.
Let a family member know your route.
Always carry some form of identification.