Saturday, April 17, 2010
Pacifica residential crime prevention information meeting
Pacifica Police Department http://www.cityofpacifica.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=2700
Residential crime handbook http://police.ucsc.edu/Home_Security_Handbook.pdf
Article not associated with the meeting "Neighborhood Watch" article http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1868375/neighborhood_watch_residential_crime.html?cat=17
Is crime up in Pacifica? Police Chief Saunders said their statistics indicate slightly from 2008 to 2009
What kind of crime is it? Mainly auto theft, and residential burglary and auto break-ins.
Where is it? About geographically even through-out Pacifica.
Who is doing these crimes? Gender neutral, both men and women; and not gang related.
Police Chief Saunders said if you sense something unusual or stolen in your neighborhood call our city 24 hour police line at 355-4151. You are your best neighborhood observer, be watchful. Reporting irregularities also helps our police department also track patterns of repeated crime. If you're not sure its a crime (but it could be) call.
Emergency or noticed crime in process, call 911 on a land phone line, if cell phone call the 355-4151 number and include that number on your cell phone for emergency.
The 355-4151 police station telephone number is usually for a lower priority inquiry, except on cell phones only 911 goes to a bay area central location in Vallejo and will delay response.
General advisement: Be careful, lock your doors at home and doors and windows when not home, get to know and talk to neighbors, pick-up newspapers, garbage cans (always appear to be home), don't leave items in cars, don't make crime easy for criminals, and be aware criminals are always looking for an easy target.
The above is one person's observation of the meeting.
Posted by Kathy Meeh