Kemah, TX Information
As of the 2010 census, the City of Kemah has a total population of 1773. As of 2017, the elected mayor is Carl Joiner. He can be reached through his email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through his phone number 281-334-1611 .
In 2015, there were 20 full-time law enforcement employees serving the city, 15 of which are police officers. That leads to 7.47 officers assigned to every 1,000 citizens, which is higher than the average of Texas at 2.09 officers per 1,000 people.
Kemah, Texas | City Police Station and Crime Index Information
As reported in a 2015 statistic, Kemah City’s crime index was 485.6, which is 67% higher than the nation’s average at 289.6. There has been 5 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the sex offender-residents ratio at 1 to 355.
The city of Kemah, Texas is safer than 8% of the cities in the state of Texas and 10% of the cities in the United States. Approximately 24.15 crimes occur daily for every 100,000 people, which is higher than both the Texas average of 8.89 and the national average of 7.83. In the city of Kemah, Texas, you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in the city of Kemah has also decreased by 3%.
The Kemah Police Department is a law enforcement agency which primarily serves the City of Kemah. Currently, the Interim Civilian Police Administrator is Chris Reed. He can be reached through his email address (email@example.com).
Kemah Police Department Address:
1401 Highway 146
Kemah, TX 77565
The Kemah Police Department currently uses the Kemah Police Jail. The Jail can be contacted at 281-334-5414.
The online jail portal is located here.
The Kemah Police Department also has its Facebook page which can be accessed here.
Kemah Police Department | Additional Information from PoliceOne
Address 1: 1401 State Hwy 146
County: Galveston County
Phone #: 281-334-5414
Fax #: 281-334-4873
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 2232
Number of Officers: 22
Lookup Warrants in Kemah, Texas
The Municipal Court is responsible for issuing of warrants in the city. To check if you have an outstanding warrant you can call 281-334-5910 for more information on warrants or have a personal visit to the Municipal Court at 1401 Highway 146, Kemah, TX 77565
How Does Bail Work in Texas?
Once an individual is arrested for a crime, they are brought to a local law enforcement agency to be booked, a process which lasts 1-2 hours. They are then brought to jail when they are given a court date to settle their charges. However, they can also opt to be released from jail by posting bail, among other release options. Bail can be considered as an incentive for a person released from jail to return for court appearances.
There are three release options available: release on own recognizance, cash bail or surety bond.
To be released on your own recognizance, the defendant needs to sign a written promise that they will appear on court when they are needed to. RORs do not require bail to be posted, and only require the person to promise that under ROR, he will not commit other offenses. However, RORs are only given to less serious cases, and if the petition for an ROR is rejected, only the bail options are then available.
The cash bail option requires the defendant to pay a usually hefty amount of money in full in order to be released. The cash is held by the court and returned once the defendant has completed his court appearances. Cash bails, though, cost a lot of money, thus many people choose the surety bond option.
Surety bonds are arranged by bail bonds agents, who require a 10% premium to be paid. This 10% fee is non-refundable, and cannot be returned even after the defendant completes his court appearances, which is how bail bonds agents earn. The fee is also payable through credit cards and collateral, among other possible ways, and bail bonds agents are responsible for the defendant to appear on court. If the defendant fails to appear on court on the court date, the entire amount which the agents paid for bail must be paid.
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