New Neighborhood Watch group formed last night in the Foothills Area Command! Thanks to the residents on the 3700-block of Naples St NE (and the home on Monaco that faces Naples) and to Block Captain/hostess/organizer Sue M. We had a really fun and lively meeting.
If you want to form a Neighborhood Watch group on your block all APD Crime Prevention needs is for the citizen-organizer to request a Starter Kit from APD Crime Prevention’s Steve Sink (244-6644) — these groups are limited to 26 homes maximum per watch group, are formed block-by-block according to sight lines and need to have a Block Captain serve as the point of contact and to submit the Neighborhood Watch signage order. We also need at least 50% of the homes on that block represented at the Facilitation Meeting to be a recognized Neighborhood Watch through APD Crime Prevention. These groups learn about crime prevention, about the APD Foothills Area Command and how to safely report suspicious or criminal activity and serve as eyes on the block for local law enforcement.
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS, APD Foothills Area Command
Property Crime in the Foothills Area Command on Tuesday, April 5th:
1 Auto Burglary: 12000-block of Skyline Rd NE, unforced entry to steal articles left inside vehicle.
Let’s hope this low number of reported property crimes yesterday is an indicator of reducing odds of being a victim of crime!