ISCPP Course: I will be out of my office starting Tuesday to prepare for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) Crime Prevention Specialist training course and proctored exam for the International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) professional designation all this week. If you need assistance please call the APD Foothills Substation front desk at (505) 332-5240, as I will not be available until next week starting June 27th. You will not see my posts during this time, so do not be concerned that you got removed from the web site or something is wrong — I’m just not going to be here for the Daily Watch Notes, etc.!
The Albuquerque Police Department is the host agency for the ISCPP’s training and this is the first time this course has been offered locally in our state. The ISCPP has been around since the 1970s and is dedicated to quality, documented training in this profession and supports advanced training in this specialized field. Once the ISCPP course and exam and completed, all of your Albuquerque Police Department Crime Prevention Specialists in the Area Command Substations will be designated International Crime Prevention Specialists, which is a great thing for us, for the department, and of course — the reason why we do what we do — for our community.
July Community Workshops! I will be hosting July’s ‘Workshop Wednesday at the Foothills” July 13th at 5:30 p.m. with special guests from our Communications division on “Emergencies: What to Expect When Calling 911 or 242-COPS.” I want our community to understand the behind-the-scenes things that occur when that call is made, the protocols, and also how you can best prepare the way for those first responders to get to you in an emergency (pets, locked doors, blocked areas, etc). As of today, we are half-full — if you would like to attend this one, email me at email@example.com with your name and number of attendees. This one is for every person who has called me asking if police or fire will have to break down their door if the caller has a medical episode and calls 911 and can’t open the door — hint hint — this one’s for you!
Thursday, July 21st is the Foothills Neighborhood Watch Summit workshop a the Foothills Substation at 6:00 p.m. This is for anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch group or exchanging ideas on how to best support the existing ones in your neighborhood. The Embudo Canyon Neighborhood Association had planned this originally for their own group and generously offered to open it up to the whole Area Command so we can all exchange ideas and foster Neighborhood Watch groups. They also have another very kind surprise for attendees that night. Again, due to limited seating, I will need your emailed RSVP to me if you want to attend (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For all Foothills community workshops, if you have a disability accommodation request, please let me know at least two weeks prior to the event!
Property Crime over the Weekend in the Foothills: Friday / Saturday / Sunday June 17-18-19
1 Robbery to a Business: 9700-block of Menaul Blvd NE.
1 Home Invasion / Robbery at a Residence: 2800-block of Palo Alto NE.
2 Robberies to Individuals: Martha & Chico, 12500-block of Central NE.
10 Stolen Vehicles: 11000-block of Skyline Rd NE, 500-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 800-block of Eubank Blvd NE, 13400-block of Cloudview NE, two incidents in two days at the same location on the 12800-block of Indian School Rd NE, 11900-block of Eldorado Place NE, two vehicles at the same address on the 11300-block of Ridgeline NE, 5500-block of Delhi NE, 4700-block of Danube NE.
1 Commercial Burglary: 12200-block of Academy Rd NE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 10900-block of Princess Jeanne Ave NE, 1800-block of Propps St NE, 1700-block of Hiawatha NE.
9 Auto Burglaries: 10400-block of Copper, 10300-block of Hotel Circle, 1300-block of South Rim Road, 9800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 11500-block of Key West NE, 6000-block of Papaya NE, 10500-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 4500-block of Jamaica NE.
Trends (homes): Lock up! We have to keep garage doors closed and secured and lock the door from the garage to the home. Keep the front door closed and locked. Too many offenders are climbing in open windows at the back of the home to burglarize the home. They are also walking or driving right into garages with the doors left open and front doors that were left open. Your safety is the number one issue here — please secure your homes to keep criminals out.
Vehicles: Sadly the laundry list of stolen property left inside vehicles this weekend was staggering. We had both the ‘smash & grab’ and the merely opening the unlocked vehicle door varieties. We are actually running about 50% for forced vs unforced entries at both homes and to vehicles for burglaries. Look out for one another and let a neighbor know about these trends and the Foothills web site so they can learn about what’s happening in the local area with crime and trends. Let a neighbor know if they left the garage door open — they may not realize it or be unaware that this is an unsecured entry point into their home.
Be safe, I recommend checking www.crimemapping.com to stay current with crimes while I am out —
Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, NCPS – APD Foothills Area Command