Pearland receives awards from Texas Environment Law Enforcement Association.
The Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office and the Pearland Legal Department received two major accolades while attending the Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association’s 2018 Conference in Bandera, Texas. Chad McCune was presented with the 2017 Environmental Criminal Investigator of the Year award and Cristine Patty was awarded the 2017 Prosecutor of the Year.
Investigator McCune was nominated by the Fort Bend County Environmental Crimes Unit for his efforts and awareness in spotting and enforcing environmental crimes and for his work on a case that required communication and collaboration with multiple jurisdictions and state agencies.
Investigator McCune nominated Christine Patty for her work supporting and prosecuting our local environmental crimes enforcement cases in Pearland.
The Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association was developed by a group of environmental investigators from across Texas. The T.E.L.E.A. aims to create a statewide network of technical and criminal environmental enforcement professionals, increase the utilization of traditional law enforcement officers in criminal environmental enforcement, and to provide a forum for sharing information regarding laws, regulatory policies and technological developments in environmental law enforcement.
In Pearland, the Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the protection of life and property through fire code enforcement, plans review, fire inspections, and fire cause determination. The Fire Marshal’s Office conducts and coordinates fire and life safety inspections, conducts fire cause determination, conducts criminal investigations, arrests or prosecutes violators, and reviews all plans to ensure that businesses are safe before being opened to the public.
Learn more about the Fire Marshal's Office at pearlandtx.gov/departments/fire/fire-marshal