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JUDGE METTS IS GUEST SPEAKER FOR CRIME PREVENTION GROUP

The Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association held their regional monthly meeting in Splendora Wednesday, with Montgomery County Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts as featured speaker.

The organization is one of the largest and oldest in the nation devoted to crime prevention. The Texas Gulf Coast region of the association encompasses 16 counties along the upper Gulf Coast. Wednesday’s luncheon was attended by representatives of the Splendora Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri City Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, in addition to civilians.

Judge Metts, serving his third term, is known for his strong community involvement and work with troubled young people having been recognized for dramatically increasing the attendance rate of students in his precinct. Prior to holding office, Mr. Metts spent several years working with juveniles as a Sunday School teacher and raised two successful children while operating a business.

The Judge told attendees about being in a unique position that has led him to the inescapable conclusion that it is better to be proactive than reactive. Judge Metts’ court has the 14th heaviest caseload of all 822 JP courts in the state of Texas and is current. In addition to hearing civil and criminal cases, Judge Metts works closely with law enforcement and is on call 24/7 to conduct inquests when a death occurs in his precinct and to sign search warrants or arrest warrants when needed at a moment’s notice.

He discussed the importance of everyone in the community working together to provide resources and role models to young people as it relates to steering them toward the right path, regardless of their home lives. That philosophy includes establishing and maintaining a good relationship with law enforcement.

For more information about joining and/or supporting TGCCPA, visit their website at http://www.tgccpa.org/. Visit Judge Metts on Facebook.

Editors note: Judge Metts also wanted to thank SPD Chief Alex Hadrych, SPD Officer Stephanie Garza, and MCSO Deputy Jose Amstutz.

METTS AND PRES CPA

Jeffery P. McGowen, President TGCCPA, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts and MCSO Deputy Jose Amstutz, TGCCPA Regional Membership Chairman at the Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association monthly luncheon held in Splendora on Wednesday, where the event was hosted by the Splendora Police Department.

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