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Precinct 7 Deputy Jocelyn Ballard is one of the two officers among participating law enforcement agencies recognized for their efforts when responding to calls for service with a mental health nexus this year.

Deputy Jocelyn Ballard received an award through the Harris County Sheriff's Office and Harris Health for her efforts in utilizing Mental Health Services via IPAD through a partnership with the  Clinician-Officer Remote Evaluation Program this morning. Deputy Ballard has been assigned a CORE tablet for some time now and has consistently utilized it when responding to mental health calls for service. Ballard received positive feedback from clinicians who have had to assess consumers she has encountered.

The presentation was held Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 1600 State Street, during the Mental Health Collaboration Meeting.

The  (CORE) is a strategy for responding to mental health crisis calls utilizing a tablet plus a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first responder with a mental health clinician in the community at the time of the 9-1-1 dispatch. Harris County Constable Precinct 7 has 18 deputies trained and certified through the CORE Program. 
Narcotics Seized and Arrest Made Thanks to Anonymous Tip

Thanks to an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen, narcotics and a criminal are off the streets. On Monday, May 23, 2022, at around 11:15 am, Harris County Constable Precinct 7 Communications Division broadcast an anonymous tip received from a caller regarding suspicious individuals sitting under a tree selling drugs at Bremond Street and Nettleton Street in 3rd Ward. Precinct 7 Deputy J. Ballard responded to the call.

When Deputy Ballard arrived at the scene, there was a distinct scent of burning marijuana. As she approached a male subject sitting under the tree, other individuals nearby got hostile. To help get these people under control, Deputy Ballard requested assistance from other officers. Moments later, Deputy V. Torres arrived and assisted Deputy Ballard by keeping these individuals, later identified as the suspect's family members, at bay.

The anonymous tip provided by a concerned citizen and the outstanding work of Deputy Ballard and Deputy Torres led to the arrest of Curtis King. Mr. King has somewhat of a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2003. Charges he faced in the past include Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Carry of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Deadly Conduct, Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of Marijuana, and Retaliation. This time King was charged, processed, and taken to jail with Felony Possession of Marijuana.

Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker encourages citizens to report suspicious activity as soon as they see it.

If You See Something, Say Something!

Not Reporting Crime, Only Encourages It!

Funeral Arrangements for Fallen Deputy Jennifer Chavis

Houston - Deputy Jennifer Chavis was tragically killed on Saturday, April 2, 2022, when the patrol vehicle she was in was struck by an alleged drunk driver. Deputy Jennifer Chavis, born May 4, 1989, joined the Precinct 7 department on November 20, 2020. She was assigned to work with the Precinct 7 Toll Road Division. Chavis, also an Army veteran leaves behind a 4-year-old son, loved ones, family, and friends.

The funeral arrangements for Deputy Jennifer Chavis are as follows:

When:       Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Where:      Fountain of Praise Church

13950 Hillcroft Ave 

Houston, TX 77085

*Fountain of Praise Mask Requirement - Face coverings MUST be worn properly in church at all times while inside of all facilities. Speakers are allowed to remove masks while at the podium.


10:00 am family arrival at church

10:00 am Private Family Visitation

 11:00 am Public Visitation

 12:30 pm Funeral Service

Immediately after the service - Police Honors will take place outside in the church parking lot.

 Interment Immediately Following in Liberty, Texas