LPPD prioritizes safety for 4th of July celebrations stepping up cracking down on illegal fireworks.

Media Relations Information for June 27, 2024
Public Relations Officer – Assistant Chief Bennie Boles
Office: 281-842-3114

LPPD Touts Safety as Priority for July 4th Holiday

The La Porte Police Department (LPPD) will be stepping up safety efforts for the Fourth of July holiday and weekend. Citizens may see officers on bicycles and utility task vehicles (UTV) throughout the holiday period. Several officers will work the 4th of July Parade that takes place on Thursday, July 4.

As a reminder, the possession and use of fireworks in the city limits are illegal per La Porte municipal ordinance Sec. 38-167. Citizens who chose to violate this ordinance are subject to a fine and/or confiscation of their fireworks. LPPD asks for cooperation in reducing the illegal use of fireworks. The Department’s response to citizen calls about the illegal discharge of fireworks can prevent them from performing other police activities and can also slow emergency response times. Fireworks can also cause anxiety issues for pets and elevate the risk of fire.

The La Porte Police Department asks for the entire community’s help in making sure everyone can celebrate the Fourth of July safely. For more information regarding holiday safety, please contact the LPPD at 281-471-2141 and follow us on Facebook at @LaPortePoliceDepartment.

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