WHAT IS “SAC”?
“SAC” also known as “Safety Affairs Committee” is one of the various committees that advises the board and is charged with the oversight and monitoring of the daily operations of any VGMA contracted Security Services firm, in addition the Victoria Grove Community Watch (VGCW) “The Neighborhood Watch program” providing the Board with its recommendations. SAC will submit articles and conduct studies on all Safety and Security matters. To assist in making our Community more secure and safe.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America. In the late 1960s, an increase in crime heightened the need for a crime prevention initiative focused on residential areas and involving local citizens. The National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) responded, creating the National Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972 to assist citizens and law enforcement.
In 2002, the NSA in partnership with USA Freedom Corps, Citizen Corps and the U.S. Department of Justice launched USAonWatch, the face of the revitalized National Neighborhood Watch initiative, which represents the expanded role of watch programs beyond their traditional crime prevention role to help neighborhoods focus on disaster preparedness, emergency response and so much more.
WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH?
Neighborhood Watch is simply a program of neighbors watching out for each other during the workday, evenings, vacations or any other absence. The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch program is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods. The program works through the mutual aid of neighbors watching the property of other neighbors. This has several advantages, including the fact that your neighbors know who you are, what type of car you drive, and who belongs, as a rule, at your residence. A patrol officer driving by your home might not recognize someone as a stranger in your yard. However, an alert neighbor would recognize the person as a stranger. They could call 9-1-1 to alert police of the suspicious activity.
Neighborhood Watch does not promote vigilantism. Members of Neighborhood Watch groups are never asked to put themselves in harm’sway to prevent crime. They should only observe and report suspicious activities to the Sheriff’s Department. This leaves the responsibility for confronting and apprehending criminals where it belongs – with your Deputy Sheriff’s.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SAC will host a Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair, Sat. Oct. 17th from 12noon to 3pm at our soccer field area.
Exhibitors to be……Riverside County First Responders by the Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department divisions. Self Defense by Master Dave Hopkins, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Photo ops with Sparky the fire dog and McGruff the crime dog.
Also a landing by Mercy Air transport Helicopter, Free fingerprinting by the Sheriff’s department Citizens of patrol, And Much More !!!
* At our soccer field area and CDC parking lot.
*Crime Prevention is the act of taking away the criminal’s ability and opportunity to commit a crime. With some time and effort, THIS COMMUNITY can reduce your vulnerability to Home Burglary, Auto Burglaries and more.
“Neighborhood Watch is a successful program”
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