Palmdale to host Neighborhood Watch Orientation April 8

neighborhood watchPALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s public safety and community relations department will host a Neighborhood Watch Orientation presentation for property owners and residents on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the city council chamber, 38300 Sierra Highway Suite B. 

“Neighborhood Watch is much more than just the most effective way to keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Palmdale’s Community Safety Supervisor Kelly Long.  “Neighborhood Watch brings neighbors and neighborhoods together, so they can meet one another, develop relationships, and talk about the issues that are important to them. This kind of interaction and collaboration between neighbors and City staff helps build a greater sense of pride and community.”

“Neighborhood Watch is also a great way to help you and your neighborhood prepare for any type of emergency situation that may arise,” Long added. “Since we live so close to the San Andreas Fault the threat of an earthquake is always present, and our hot, dry summers increase the chances of fire.  It’s very important that we prepare ourselves for these kinds of emergencies, and Neighborhood Watch is an excellent resource for emergency planning.”

Residents who are not currently involved in Neighborhood Watch are encouraged to come learn about the Neighborhood Watch program and how easy it is to form and maintain a group in their neighborhood.

Crime Prevention Officers from the City and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departments Palmdale Station will facilitate the presentation.

“We will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss how Neighborhood Watch works and how it can help you and your neighborhood,” said Crime Prevention Officer Kery German.

For more information or to learn more about Neighborhood Watch, please call Palmdale’s public safety and community relations department at 267-5170.