Neighborhood Watch Coordination
From Town Manager, Jeremy Dennis:
Hello all – I am pleased to announce that Lorrie Duval is the Town’s Neighborhood Watch Coordinator!
Lorrie is your one-stop shop for any neighborhood watch questions you may have. Should you be planning a neighborhood watch for your area, or you are looking for information to keep yours going, I hope you will work with Lorrie on the following:
-- Best practices and tips on how to start a neighborhood watch program
-- Regular updates and information on how to keep your neighborhood’s safe
-- Coordination with relevant public safety officials, including the Sheriff’s Office (and our very own School Resource Officer, Deputy Ron DeRespini)
-- Assisting with coordination between neighborhood watch programs
You may notice that I’ve not included scheduling or organizing individual neighborhood watch programs. These types of programs succeed when neighbors engage neighbors; although it is a bit of work, it’s important that those invested in the success of their own programs do it. Lorrie can help you with the best ways to engage, but she will not be able to do your program’s scheduling or walking door to door on your program’s behalf.
I am confident that Lorrie will be a great asset to the Town in this role. Please feel free to reach out to Lorrie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-434-0280.
And a Holiday Safety Tip: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office offers periodic house checks when you're out of town. Go to: http://www.smcsheriff.com/contact-us/online-crime-reporting. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click to begin your form. Select the second to last option, “Vacation House Watch Request.” In parallel, tell your trusted neighbors of your plans so they can keep eyes and ears on your home too.
Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season so far.
Town of Portola Valley