Greater Katy Area: Three Counties, One Market Place
The Katy area footprint embraces portions of three counties: Fort Bend, Harris, and Waller. Within the footprint are three cities: the entire City of Katy, some parts of the City of Fulshear, and some unincorporated areas of the City of Houston. These jurisdictions are connected by the independent school districts of Katy (Katy ISD) and Cypress-Fairbanks (Cy-Fair ISD). The City of Katy and the City of Fulshear have a Mayor and Council with a City Administrator as their form of government. Fort Bend County has a Commissioners Court with a County Administrator. Waller and Harris counties have Commissioners with a County Judge presiding over administration. Area governments are funded 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 and a city fire department with an ISO Class rating of 1, a significant point of pride for the city’s population size. Katy ISD has its own police force, which includes peace officers and support personnel.
The unincorporated areas of Harris County have over a thousand sworn officers. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department provides multiple units to patrol area subdivisions. Deputy Constables serve county subdivisions and homeowners, patrolling the Katy area. Outside of the municipalities, fire protection is provided by multi-jurisdictional Emergency Service Districts (ESDs) like Harris County ESD #48 and Fort Bend ESD #1.