The Salinas Police Department’s Commander Sheldon Bryan talked about the current state of crime in the City of Salinas at our meeting on Wednesday January 22. If you missed this meeting you can Listen to a Recording of Commander Bryan’s on the below PodCast recorded from the Mark Carbonaro Show on KION Radio by Dave Clark. This program was only 30 minutes long even though the meeting lasted one hour.
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The Salinas Police Department gave this presentation about “Community Safety and Neighborhood Watch Training” Countless statistics have shown that neighborhood watch efforts reduce crime. Do you know how much crime is taking place in your neighborhood? Now do you see why you should form your own neighborhood watch? It can be 4 houses or 1 block. Do not overwhelm yourself with large areas unless you have adequate interest and support by everyone involved. View on this site how to organize a neighborhood watch.
Are you interested in learning more about starting a Neighborhood Watch? Did your neighborhood have a Neighborhood Watch years ago but no longer meets? The Salinas Neighborhood Council would love to help. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect you with those who have been successful at building active Neighborhood Watches in Salinas. Why reinvent the wheel when they are so many local experts who are willing and ready to help your neighborhood become safer.
There is nothing wrong starting your own neighborhood watch if your neighborhood already has one established. Both groups can cooperate so long as one does not try to stop the other one from trying to protect their neighbors. If you do not like the leaders, if they are not honest, if you see that they are not working toward your best interest then by all means contact your neighbors around your home and start your own. If there’s is too big causing them to fail to protect you then take control of your neighborhood. Give them a chance and ask who the block captains are in your area. Talk to them if there are any. Do not be intimidated to protect your neighborhood if they attack your efforts.
The City of Salinas does not have a map showing Neighborhood Boundaries. We are asking the leaders of Associations and Neighborhood Watch Groups to take a pencil and show the boundary on the map that is in Sheila Molinari’s Office. This map will be brought into our meetings as well. We have maps for council districts, school districts, zones, fire and police command areas, but none for our neighborhoods. Do not call anyone you must physically draw the boundary for your neighborhood on that map in pencil. The City of Salinas has the last word if there are any disputes.
Salinas Neighborhood Council
City of Salinas Neighborhood Services Division
200 Lincoln Ave. Salinas CA 93901
Mission: The mission of the Salinas Neighborhood Council (SNC) is to network neighborhood based volunteer groups, efforts, associations and watch organizations in the interest of growing a more engaged and secure community. In short, SNC seeks to support, strengthen & develop grassroots efforts to enhance safety and quality of life for residents of Salinas on a neighborhood level.
Organization: SNC is a volunteer run non-profit organization. It is made up of leadership from all forms of Salinas neighborhood based groups including associations, watches, councils and both long and short term efforts based around a community cause. Meetings usually take place from 6-7PM on the third Wednesday of the month at Salinas City Hall.
Activities: The main role for SNC is to support volunteer run neighborhood efforts that seek a higher quality of life and safety for our community. Activities include regular trainings on relevant neighborhood topics including safety and emergency preparedness. As appropriate, the council is charged with helping to plan and / or promote city-wide neighborhood based activities and events including Salinas United, neighborhood clean up efforts, graffiti eradication days and other special events.
The bottom line is something we all have in our lives. SNC needs funds to operate.
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