Neighborhood Watch Orientation set for Tuesday

neighborhood watchPALMDALE – Residents can learn how to lower crime in their neighborhoods and how to be prepared for emergencies at a free presentation next week hosted by the city of Palmdale.

The city’s neighborhood services department is hosting a Neighborhood Watch Orientation presentation for property owners and residents at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the City Council Chamber, located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

“Where can you learn about crime trends, prepare for a disaster, and learn about home security and personal safety all in the comfort of your own neighborhood?” asks Palmdale’s Crime Prevention Officer Kery German. “Through Neighborhood Watch of course! Form a Neighborhood Watch group and all of this and more will be available to you and your neighbors right on your street.”

This informative orientation, led by Palmdale crime prevention officers and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station, will answer questions about Neighborhood Watch and describe how it works and how it helps neighborhood.

“It is amazing that something so easy as Neighborhood Watch takes so little time but reaps so many benefits,” German said. “Not only is it the most effective way to keep crime out of a neighborhood, but it’s also one of the best ways to meet your neighbors and start building a sense of community.”

“It’s also very effective in preparing yourself and your neighborhood for any type of emergency situation such as an earthquake or wildfire that may arise,” German stated.

“If you’re not currently involved in Neighborhood Watch, then this orientation is just for you. Come out and see just how simple it is to form and maintain a group in your neighborhood and how much you’ll benefit from it,” German said.

For more information about the meeting or to learn more about Neighborhood Watch call Palmdale’s neighborhood services department at 661-267-5170.