RACS is a purely voluntary security program for our neighborhood. It is a separate entity from the civic associations of
Morningside Place & Southgate and is solely supported
by the neighborhood residents. In order to be a member of RACS, you
must pay RACS fees separately from civic association dues.
Why Should We Pay for RACS?
ambiance of our neighborhood, the value of the investment in our homes
and the perception of our area as one of the safest in Houston doesn’t
come without the commitment and hard work of you and all your neighbors
joining RACS you receive many benefits. The RACS program has been in
place since 1988 and, in addition to the security afforded by a visible
and active law enforcement presence (RACS deputies are certified law
enforcement officers), also provide neighborhood patrols, issues
tickets, perform vacation and other special watches, answer alarm
calls, answer calls for suspicious persons and provide individual
security assessments. Additionally, RACS constables are eager and
excellent speakers at neighborhood forums and meetings.
course, all of these services are not free and come with a cost. By
joining RACS, you are entitled to use as many of the services as you
wish, as many times as needed. However, if you choose not to join or
not renew your RACS membership, you are not entitled to use the RACS
services (including the dispatch number). In addition, you are letting
your neighbors pay for a service which you receive anyway – the
patrolling of our streets.
you haven’t joined RACS, think about all the benefits it provides our
neighborhood. Enrollment forms are sent out in the November and May
newsletters to all residents.
contact the RACS Director, Marla Niksch, firstname.lastname@example.org or
713-218-0676 if you did not receive a form and wish to enroll.