• Expedited reporting of disqualifying convictions for firearms ownership: The Harris CountyDistrict Clerk’s Office will report convictions that disqualify people from owning firearms to theDepartment of Public Safety within five business days, faster than currently required by law.
• Gun lock distribution: Precinct One Constables are distributing gun locks at community serviceevents.
• Task force: The Harris County Public Health Department has begun a task force on violence andinjury prevention.
Harris County officials will return to Commissioners Court with an implementation plan and fundingrecommendations for the Safe Surrender program by the November 12, 2019 meeting.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is the head of Harris County’s governing body and Director of theHarris County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Judge Hidalgo, alongsidefour County Precinct Commissioners, oversees a budget of approximately $5 billion that funds servicesand institutions for the third-largest county in the nation, home to nearly 5 million people. For moreinformation about Harris County and the Office of the County Judge, please visit: cjo.harriscountytx.gov.
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