PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department will host its first online Neighborhood Watch presentation on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
This 30-minute presentation will provide residents of Palmdale with information on the benefits of neighborhood watch, how to start a group and what is involved in maintaining a group.
The online meeting room will accommodate 25 participants, so those interested will need to sign up early by calling the Crime Prevention office at 661-267-5170 or emailing their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The presentation will be held online using Onstream Media and does not require any downloads on your computer to participate. Residents will receive an email invitation and a link to click on that will take them directly to the meeting. Users of tablets or smartphones will need to download the free Onstream Media app to participate. No cameras or microphones are needed, and participants will be able to ask questions via a text Q & A box during the meeting.
“This is something our residents have been asking for and we are very happy to begin offering our presentations online,” said Crime Prevention Officer Ruth Oschmann.
“Neighborhood Watch is the best and easiest way to learn not only about crime trends, but also disaster preparedness, home security and personal safety issues,” said Crime Prevention Officer Kery German. “Join us for our online presentation and find out how forming a neighborhood watch group takes very little time and effort. It’s the perfect way to meet your neighbors, learn how to deter crime in your neighborhood, help prepare for a disaster and more.”
For more information about the online meeting or to learn more about Neighborhood Watch, call Palmdale’s neighborhood services department at 661-267-5170 or 661-267-5181.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]