Thursday, August 13, 2009

10 minute litter clean-up Sat 8/15

Spend 10 minutes picking up litter and cleaning up your neighborhood on Saturday and stop in to the Red Canoe located at 4337 Harford Rd.  Tell them you worked on cleaning up the neighborhood for 10 minutes and they'll give you a regular sized coffee for free!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

NECOP & the Online Calendar

NECOP (the Northeast Citizens on Patrol) needs your support!

We go out Thursday, Friday and select Saturdays. The patrol starts at the Northeast District (1900 Argonne Drive) at 7:30 PM. You can stop patrolling whenever you need to or the police will call you in when it ends. You will have a police radio to stay in constant contact with the Police and they'll periodically check in with you. You also have the option of attaching a magnetic Citizens on Patrol sign to the top of your car so people are aware of what you are doing.

I've put a calendar up on the blog so you can easily see availability as well as other local events. Help us out by picking a day and sending me an e-mail at walthersonwatch@gmail.com and I'll mark the time as scheduled.

Two things to look out for on the patrols:

1. Suspicious activity - Anything that looks odd or makes you feel uncomfortable can be relayed directly to the Police.
2. 311 information - I'd recommend bringing a piece of paper and write down any potholes, graffiti or anything else you feel needs to be reported and send it off to 311. This can be done either by phone or using the web-link under Resources in the side bar.

Leave confrontation to the Police, do not investigate things yourself. Citizens on Patrol are the eyes and ears of the Police Department, relay what you see and move on. Remember, the patrols are designed to make us visible and send a message that we will not stand for crime in our community. Do not be discouraged if you are not seeing crime occurring. You are still sending a powerful message to criminals and your neighbors by helping us patrol.

For more information, check out our training manual here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Smoke Detectors for City Residents

All City residents are entitled to Smoke Detectors installed in their home by the Fire Department, completely free of charge. The Smoke Detectors installed by the City use batteries that are good for ten years without replacement.

Click here to request your free Smoke Detector today!