Crime Watch

Based on recent events, the board is creating a plan to focus on the goal of reducing crime such as burglary.

Factors to consider:
  • crime is mostly occurring during the day from 9 am to 4 pm (based on DPD statement)
  • neighbors are the best source of information that we have available
  • every piece of evidence and "intel" is useful to the DPD
Plan of action:
  • create an online intelligence report submission form (forwards copy to DPD)
  • increase neighborhood education on ways residents can increase safety:
    • being proactive in reporting suspicious activity
    • installing outdoor lights
    • installing security cameras (how to; buyers guide)
    • other common tips
  • direct targeted education campaign efforts to areas of persistent crime
    • custom proposals for how to fortify individual properties / areas
  • redouble efforts to create a network of surveillance cameras
  • create our own crime statistics database to analyze trends and suggest areas to focus on
    • compile crime data to map occurrences (using Google Maps?)
    • identify known criminals, past offenders
  • recruit new VIP volunteers