In an effort to help prevent identity theft, Sheriff Adrian Garcia is extending an invitation to the public to come and shred old documents such as, old tax records, old medical records, and other personal documents free of charge. Identity theft has become one of the costliest crimes in the nation.
With that in mind, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the company, Shred-It, to wage a war against identity thieves and heighten the awareness of the general public on ways to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of identity theft.
Batteries, glass and needles will not be allowed. Documents will only be accepted if they are received in file/banker boxes. Each household will be limited to 5 boxes.
Following are the scheduled dates for the Shred-It Program. All Shred-It services will be provided at the scheduled locations from 9am-12pm.
3/26/2011 – Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 2 Substation
7900 Will Clayton Parkway, Houston, TX 77396
5/21/2011 – Harris County Court Annex
10851 Scarsdale, Houston, TX 77581
8/27/2011 – George Bush Park
16756 Westheimer Parkway, Houston, TX 77082
11/12/2011 – Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 1 Substation
6831 Cypresswood, Houston, TX 77379
Please contact the Community Services Section at 713-759-9454 if you have questions regarding this event.
Approved By: Deputy Reaves (713) 759-9454