September 22, 2020

Weathering Tropical Storm Beta

The Bellaire Emergency Operations Center is currently activated at Level I—Maximum Readiness, and is fully staffed with some personnel on-site and others working remotely due to COVID-19.  This activation will continue for at least the rest of today and into tonight, and for as long as Tropical Storm Beta poses a threat to our area.  The system is expected to clear out by this time tomorrow.

September 17, 2020

Automated License Plate Reader Pilot Project

Criminals beware.  The City of Bellaire will soon be installing automated license plate readers (ALPRs) along major thoroughfares to assist police in apprehending suspects and solving crimes.  Funded by the Bellaire Police and Fire Foundation as a pilot project, the system will be evaluated over an initial one-year period to determine whether it will be continued in future police department budgets.