TX-TERT Deployment: Missouri City (8/30/17 – 9/2/17)

August 29, 2017

We received notification that a third request was submitted to the State this morning from Missouri City Police Department, and expect the State to provide the official request in the morning.  A team of six is assembled and ready to go when the call is made.

August 30, 2017

Today, we deployed two more teams.  Team Three, with six members, is en route to Missouri City Police Department, while Team Four, with five members, is en route to Aransas Pass Police Department.  Both teams will be deployed for seven days.

Team Leader – Roxanna Johnson, Prosper PD
Team Leader – Kelly Williams, NCTCOG 9-1-1
Team Member – Tracy Pulley, Irving PD
Team Member – Kristie McCauley, McKinney PD
Team Member – Anthony Collins, Highland Park DPS
Team Member – Elissa Bailey, Richardson PD

August 31, 2017

Date: 8/31/2017
Time: 7:00 AM

Update: The Missouri City Team arrived at 10:00 PM on 8/30/17. Team Leader Johnson advised they were greeted with a wonderful meal, smiles, thank yous, and so much gratitude. Team Leader Johnson, Team Members, McCauley, and Pulley were put into action at 11 PM and worked until 7 AM. They were pretty busy with calls which included a lot of disturbances. Team Leader Williams and Team Members Collins, and Bailey will work the 7 AM – 7 PM shift.

Date: 8/31/2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Update: Team Leader Williams advised they had an eventful day full of calls. Everyone is very accommodating and happy to have the Teams there for help. For lunch, a food truck came by and fed all of the PSAP personnel. They are sleeping in what will be the new dispatch center that was under construction before the Hurricane. The current dispatch center is in the room next door.

September 1, 2017

Date:  9-1-17
Time:  7:00 AM

Update: Team Leader Johnson advised it was pretty quiet evening. The PD had to make its first arrest in over a week last night. Everyone has been let back into the city. However, there is still a curfew. The Brazos River did not crest like they had expected it to so the Team has not had to evacuate. Missouri City dispatchers presented the Team with some t shirts as a sign of their appreciation. We have been advised that Missouri City will be deactivating their EOC on 9/2/17 and the Team will no longer be needed.

Date:  9-1-17
Time:  7:00 PM

Update:  No additional updates, the Team is leaving in the morning to return home.

September 2, 2017

Date:  9-2-17
Time:  7:00 PM

Update: The Team was released this morning and arrived home around 12:30 PM.