Government

The Katy area footprint embraces three cities: it encompasses all of the City of Katy, some parts of the City of Fulshear and some incorporated areas of the City of Houston. Three counties – Fort Bend, Harris and Waller – are included in the footprint as well.  All of these jurisdictions are connected by the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD). The City of Katy and City of Fulshear have a Mayor and Council with a City Administrator form of government. Fort Bend County has Commissioners Court with a County Administrator, Waller County and Harris County have Commissioners with a County Judge presiding over administration.  Area governments are funded adequately to provide protection and infrastructure to serve the growing Katy area population. Katy area local governments, protective services, and agencies are pro-business and provide quality protective services to residents and businesses.

Police and Fire

The City of Katy fields a police department of 50 sworn officers and a City fire department with an ISO Class rating of "2" and 36 full-time firefighters. Katy ISD has its own police force which includes 27 peace officers and seven support personnel. The unincorporated areas of Harris County are serviced by over 200 patrol officers.  Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department employs over 600 persons and provides multiple patrol units to patrol area subdivisions. In Waller County, the Sheriff’s Department has over 30 deputies and five investigators. Constables are also important part of the protective services for the unincorporated areas. Over 50 Deputy Constables serve county subdivisions and homeowners, patrolling the Katy area.  Outside municipalities fire protection is provided by multi-jurisdictional Emergency Service Districts (ESDs) like Harris County ESD #48 and Fort Bend ESD #1.










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