Due to the increasing crime, we need more patrollers for both days and nights. Please volunteer! We can work with anyone’s schedule. Training is being offered on Saturday by Officer Skalla. Please go to the website listed below and complete the registration. Please let me know if you will be attending and we can meet you there and let you know more about Harvest Hills South and our schedule.
The OKC police are starting the Neighborhood watch training program again. If you are interested in becoming a patroller, please let us know at email@example.com. You can register by the link below and we will meet you there on Thursday, 9/30 to go over the Harvest Hills South program.
If you can spare anytime once a week, every two weeks or even once a month, you can help! We have patrollers who patrol mornings, during the day and in the evenings. If you need a patrol buddy, we can provide that too.
We can really use your help. The current patrollers have been doing it for over 3 years.
Please make sure we have your contact information in case the patrollers see something while they are out so they can contact you. Several people leave garage doors open at night. Your information is NOT shared outside of the patrollers. Please consider joining and being a part.
Shared from OKCPD:
Did you know that you can keep your neighborhood safe from the comfort of your car??? Read on to learn more about Neighborhood Watch Patrol!
Neighborhood Watch Patrol is about neighbors partnering with the police to become trained observers and reporters in their neighborhood.
Join OKC Police Departments’ Sgt Bob Skalla and Sgt Michael Loruse, along with the Neighborhood Alliance team, to learn more about the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Neighborhood Watch Patrol programs for your neighborhood.
This training will be offered from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, September 30th in North Oklahoma City and on Tuesday, November 2nd in South Oklahoma City.
(Shared from Neighborhood President, Jaci Maguire)
I hate to inform you again that there are individuals wandering our neighborhood checking for open cars again. This has been turned over to the police department and I have requested additional patrols during the early morning hours. If you recognize the individuals in the video below, please let us know or if they show up on any of your cameras.
Please keep valuables out of sight if they have to be in your vehicles. Make sure the doors are locked. Light up the neighborhood and keep your outside lights on. While out on patrol we have started to notice only a few houses have lights on at night and some streets can be very dark. Criminals don’t like lights. We have had several garage doors left open but we do not have everyone’s contact information to call you and let you know. Patrollers are not to get out of their vehicles and go to your doors. We are only allowed to call you, so please make sure we have your information. I know it happened to me when we first moved in years ago, thinking I closed the garage but something was in the way and it went back up. We were thankful, my neighbors contacted us and let us know.
We have also had several complaints about a solicitor coming by and asking information about your home and your neighbors regarding cameras. He is very aggressive and does not take no for an answer. If you do answer the door, the first thing is to ask for their permit. It is against the law in OKC to solicit without one. If they have one you can still tell them you are not interested and to leave. This individual has been reported to the police. He asks questions about who on your street does not have cameras. It is suspicious since we had not had issues until he came into the neighborhood. It could be just a coincidence. Regardless, you need to be careful and not disclose information about your home or your neighbors. They might look and act like really nice people but you never know.