Lancaster to host Neighborhood Watch group meeting

LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster’s Public Safety Department will host this year’s first Area One Neighborhood Watch Group Meeting, Thursday, March 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lancaster High School (44701 32nd Street West).

Area One encompasses portions of the city North of Avenue J and West of Sierra Highway.

Community members interested in learning how they can help reduce crime and improve the safety of their neighborhoods are encouraged to attend. The meeting will inform, educate, and empower residents on the many benefits of participating in the Neighborhood Watch Program while providing a forum to discuss the specific needs of Area One.

“Concerned residents participating in the more than 160 Neighborhood Watch Programs across Lancaster have played a significant role in helping to reduce crime by 42% throughout our city,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Such community involvement is a necessary ingredient to our continued success.”

The City of Lancaster includes four Community Oriented Response & Enforcement (CORE) areas, each supported by an experienced LA County Sheriff’s Department deputy assigned to resolve problems faced by the residents in their area.

“The City’s Neighborhood Watch Program serves to open the lines of communication between neighbors, local law enforcement, and City officials,” added City Council Member Sandra Johnson. “These groups facilitate people getting to know each other, their neighbors, and neighborhoods; which leads to greater involvement, awareness, and protection.”

RSVP by calling 661-723-6063 or sending an email to