Had a good turnout last night to hear Sergeant Fish's
presentation on crime in our area, thanks to Claudia for hosting
the meeting, it was good to put some faces to names!
Rather than try to write a summary of the meeting, we have
asked Sergeant Fish to send us his presentation and Bart will
make it available to view online rather than send it as an
attachment to everyone on the list (Thanks Bart). There is a
lot of great information in the presentation and it will be well
worth viewing when it's available.
It's pretty clear that the sheriff's office is severely
understaffed and doesn't have the resources to provide the
services we'd all like such as regular patrolling in our area.
We can all do our part by being aware of any suspicious
activity in our neighborhoods and reporting it, even if no
actual crime is happening. The number to call is
471-1121 (that's the substation on 17th Ave),
If you lose that number and want to report something, call
911 and tell the dispatcher that it's a non-emergency situation
(or not if it really is an emergency). Apparently, it's the
same dispatcher for both numbers.
We are now on Sergeant Fish's list of Neighborhood watch
groups and he will soon be able to send messages to this list.
As part of that status, he asked us to appoint a watch captain
to be his point of contact. I volunteered to be that person for
6 months. I'm not 100% clear on the responsibilities involved
but I will talk to Sergeant Fish about it and let everyone know.
Meantime, I suggest using the number above to report any