Officer James Boyett, Commissioner Barry Ponder, Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Commissioner Rodney Chersky and Officer Jason Adams. (Photo by Allan Jamail)By Allan Jamail
Galena Park, Tx. – Woodland Acres: Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018 – Galena Park Mayor Esmeralda Moya with City Commissioners Rodney Chersky, Barry Ponder, Interim Police Chief Reese Martin, City Secretary Mayra Gonzales and Economic Development Coordinator Jorge Flores opened a first time ever police substation in the city.
Mayor Moya said, “Enhancing the safety and security of our residents is our top priority. For the last two years Woodland Acres citizens has expressed to me a concern about the long police response time to their subdivision. Today with the support of Commissioners Rodney Chersky and Barry Ponder we’ve taken action that will provide the immediate police presence on a citizen’s call for the police.”
Moya said, “The police officers stationed and working out of the substation will patrol this neighborhood cutting down on crimes such as home burglaries and other thefts. Because of the increase in property values the substation and manning it continuously seven days a week is made possible without a tax increase.”