Safer Crocker Communication
Safer Crocker Highlands Note to our Community:
We hope that all neighbors in Crocker Highlands are safe, are following social distancing recommendations, and that all remain healthy now and over the next weeks. Nothing is more important than health and safety.
We have had questions about the Safer Crocker patrol during this time of restricted activities and business. It is our intention to maintain services as long as security patrol officers are available and we have funds. As of now, Interventional Group plans to remain available for daily Crocker Highlands patrols. Some neighbors have expressed concern that the Oakland police and other first responders may become stretched thin, and Safer Crocker hopes to help bridge any safety gap in our community.
This is an unsettling time for all, and it is heartwarming to see people walking at a safe distance on our streets and talking to neighbors they have never met before. It is a time to support each other, and we hope that the Safer Crocker patrols will add an additional sense of security. The flowers are blooming in Crocker Highlands, and it will be a happy day when we can again share them all together.
If you would like to join our effort to keep our neighborhood safe, please visit our website at: https://www.safercrockerhighlands.org/donate-1 for a contribution.
Best wishes for safety and health to all in our neighborhood.
Safer Crocker Highlands Needs You!
Private Patrol Service Reduces Crime in our Community!
Three years ago, neighbors in the Lakeshore Homes Association (LHA) territory banded together to form "Safer Crocker Highlands", a non-profit private patrol service with a goal of reducing crime in the neighborhood, financed by voluntary donations. While Safer Crocker is not part of LHA, we are happy for their support.
At the moment, we have 13 percent of our immediate neighbors participating. This number has been slipping due to neighbors moving away, and a lack of new sign-ups.
You may have seen the security patrols, doing variable 8 hours per day, 6 days a week. Most of the crime now occurring in the neighborhood is happening in the night hours, and our goal is to increase the number of patrol hours, especially at night.
Studies show that security patrols reduce crime and we are convinced that with a larger time coverage, we could make our neighborhood even safer.
There is a real need for more support for the patrols, to keep our current coverage and, hopefully, expand to more hours. The recommended donation is $30 a month, but any amount is appreciated.
If we can increase participation to 40 percent, we will be able to offer 24/7 coverage. Another benefit of the patrols is a vacation watch and late night escort.
For more information on the patrol service, additional benefits and/or to sign up, please visit safercrockerhighlands.org and click on the donate button.