Crime Prevention Unit

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The Crime Prevention Unit offers several programs and services free of charge to assist the community in the reduction of crime. The Crime Prevention Unit consists of 6 Senior Deputies and a Sergeant who offer information on programs such as Neighborhood Crime Watch, Home/Business Security, Disaster Preparedness, Safety Fairs, Operation Safe Child, National Night Out, and assorted kid programs. For more information, please see the PDF Flyer.

  1. Sky Towers
  2. Community Outreach Presentations


The Sky Watch Tower program empowers citizens to assist the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office by allowing them to place sky watch towers in their community in order to provide surveillance and deterrence for any abnormal activities. The Sky Watch Towers have two cameras mounted on each side and are constantly recording.  The towers will be deployed by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies at strategic locations determined based on the level of criminal activities.

Typical locations where Sky Watch Towers have been deployed in the past are inside colonias, individual households, shopping centers, and community parks.  We have assisted in the City of McAllen Christmas parade, at the Rio Grande Livestock show and other similar events within Hidalgo County.

For more information or to request a sky tower please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (956) 292-7070 or email