KATY (Covering Katy News) – With so many law enforcement agencies in the Katy area it’s nice to know who you need to call if there is trouble. Many of the signs in Cinco Ranch are faded and out of date. They’re hard to read and are often incorrect because patrol contracts have changed over the years.
On Thursday morning that problem was being addressed in the neighborhoods that contract with the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constables Office. The first sign was installed along Cinco Ranch Boulevard near South Mason Road and Covering Katy was there as it was strapped to a metal utility pole.
“It’s been quite some time since our patrol signs have been replaced,” said Constable Wayne Thompson. “Most of the signs are pretty faded.”
The first sign to be removed was incorrect. It said the area was patrolled by the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office. It even had the old Sheriff’s Office logo. During that time Precinct 3 has also changed its logo. So the switch is long overdue according to Constable Wayne Thompson.
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“It’s just time to get a fresh new look, and make the signs more visible and maybe deter some crime,” Thompson added.
Today, the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office has 18 patrol contracts and each contract may need 5 to 10 updated signs installed. Precinct 3 also patrols commercial sections in the County Assistance Districts. There may be 20 to 30 additional signs in the CAD areas according to Thompson.
“We’re looking at more than 50 signs,” Thompson said.