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Monday, August 11, 2014

July 28th Safety Meeting Recap

Sorry for the delay in posting but getting caught up today.

On July 28th there was a community safety meeting that was really well-run if not quite as well-attended as expected.  Here are some of the key points that I wanted to share.

1) Our PSA area has relatively low crime and is not one of the targeted areas for extra police presence this year.
2) Many of the that break-ins occurred had access gained by unlocked doors or windows. (PLEASE LOCK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS! Make it as difficult as possible for someone to access your home or car.)
3) When there is an increase in break-ins to houses or cars it is often caused by one person or group and once they are caught and arrested crimes stop.  If break-ins start back up MPD looks to see who was recently released.
4) Many neighbors expressed interest in a Neighborhood Watch Training in the neighborhood and it is being organized.
5) Vacant properties become problem properties-  a list of them was collected and reported to DCRA (311) to make sure that they are secured.  If you see people in vacant properties call 911 every time.
6)  Call 911 whenever you see something suspicious.  If you don't want to call you can text information to 50411 and MPD will respond to the text as well.
7) There was concern of lighting issues in the neighborhood and these areas were reported to DDOT.

The tone of the meeting was great as everyone shared their concerns and action plans were created.  I will let everyone know when the Neighborhood Watch Training is scheduled.  In the mean time please keep an eye out for your neighbors and report everything.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease in DC.

1 comment:

  1. The Neighborhood Watch training is scheduled for September 29th at 7 pm. More details to come.