Fox Hills Neighborhood Association is working with Culver City Police Department to create a Neighborhood Watch. The Fox Hills board attended Lindberg Park’s Neighborhood Watch meeting, and got to share their experiences helping neighbors to connect with each other and reporting suspicious or potentially dangerous situations.
Some of the results were helping to solve 12 crimes in their area, no graffiti and preventing an entire house fire by calling to report smoke coming from a house. We also met with other Culver City Neighborhood Watch groups and they all said how it has improved their neighborhood.
Here are some of the benefits of a Neighborhood Watch:
o Neighborhood Watch is about preventing crime by feeling comfortable enough to report suspicious behavior.
o Forming a close bond and partnership with our police department.
o Neighbors getting to know each other, creating a feeling of community.
o Neighbors caring for each other and looking out for each other.
We are looking for Neighborhood Watch volunteers! Please reply to this email if you are interested. We are planning on having our first meeting with Lieutenant Sam Agaiby for Neighborhood Watch volunteers in early/mid September to identify goals of group, assess needs of community, possible challenges and the Watch concept. Ideally it would be great to have representatives from all complexes. We want to start with interested individuals and build up from there. We can make a difference and we already have caring people in Fox Hills who call when trouble is suspected. The 2 fires in the Fox Hills Park could have been much worse if someone had not called in to report them.
Interested in volunteering? Get in touch with the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association