Houston Ship Channel Security District Mission Publicized

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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 During the annual meeting of the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) November 21, 2013, public safety, homeland security and police agencies will display infrastructure and equipment funded by the HSCSD used to mitigate threats and protect the Houston Ship Channel.

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston Police Department and U.S. Coast Guard ­- Houston-Galveston and other agencies will display response equipment outside the Houston Marriott South hotel and give updates on security measures during a news conference. "What you will see in the parking lot are layers of security currently used to protect our port and petrochemical industry," said Robin Riley, Chairman of the HSCSD. "We will have water, land, air, and sensor equipment on display to demonstrate our comprehensive approach to port security and community safety."

According to Riley, the HSCSD provides funding and ideas to regional law enforcement agencies so they can provide unparalleled security to accomplish the goal of protecting the community and safeguarding the region's ability to move cargo through the Port of Houston.

The HSCSD board of directors will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. The annual meeting is open to the public. Many HSCSD partners will be available for media interviews beginning at 11 a.m.  Robin Riley, Chairman, HSCSD will give opening comments while Dennis J. Storemski, Director, City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security; Major Michael Wong, Harris County Sheriff's Office Homeland Security Bureau; Captain Brian Penoyer, U.S. Coast Guard – Galveston-Houston will give updates of their efforts working with the Houston Ship Channel Security District. HSCSD board members and Captain Bill Diehl, Houston Port Bureau – HSCSD administration are available for interviews.

In addition to interviews, there are opportunities for video and photographs of equipment used for ship channel security on display. This includes Houston Police Department Bell 412EP Twin Engine Tactical Support Helicopter, Harris County Sheriff's Office 36-foot SAFE boat, and City of Baytown Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive response boat.

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