Community members will be able to dispose of their private documents securely when the Victoria Police Department hosts a Shred-it event sponsored by Prosperity Bank and The Back Office from 8 a.m. to noon April 22 at The Back Office, 1211 N. Laurent St.

Residents may bring paper documents to be shredded using The Back Office’s equipment. If residents would like to observe their documents being destroyed, they must sign in prior to entering The Back Office facility. Residents may not bring metal, plastic bags or other non-paper items.

For more information about Victoria Police Department programs and services, visit or contact the Community Engagement Unit at 361-485-3808.

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Mayor’s Youth Council collects donations for Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

PHOTO: Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council delivered a donation of nonperishable food items to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, 801 S. Laurent St., on Feb. 28 after conducting food drives at their schools. The students collected 45 pounds of food at Victoria East, Victoria West and St. Joseph High Schools. After delivering the donation, the students toured the facility to learn more about how the food bank operates. The student-led group is a collaborative effort between Mayor Jeff Bauknight and local high school students to foster civic involvement through service projects and educational opportunities.

Victoria Police Department launches new tool for collecting feedback

The Victoria Police Department is launching a new survey tool that will allow residents to provide the department with feedback after receiving emergency assistance.

The new survey software, AXON My90, is integrated with the department’s computer-aided dispatch system. Following certain types of emergency responses, the software will send a link to the resident who called 911 and invite them to complete a brief survey about the service they received and how the Victoria Police Department can better serve them.

“Communicating with our residents and listening to their feedback is a critical component of community policing,” said Interim Police Chief Mark Jameson. “It is our hope that creating this avenue for open and honest communication will encourage residents to give us actionable feedback so that we can provide them with the best possible service.”

To learn more about the Victoria Police Department, visit

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