Thursday, February 07, 2013
Part of what's been keeping me busy lately is I just started a Neighborhood Watch group. Since the Sheriff's levy was voted down, we now have no law enforcement presence in our area. As a result, crime has been on the increase. Mostly petty thefts . . . but our community, like so many others around the country . . . refuses to sit by and watch our neighborhoods become easy targets.
So, we're working together, keeping our eyes and ears open to help keep our community safe. I'm putting together a phone/email alert system. Some of the men are driving patrol routes; some of the women are starting a horse posse for daytime patrols.
We're in a rural community, mostly retired folks, 6 miles away from a tiny town, 35 miles from a small town (pop 30,000) and 75 miles from a 'big' city (pop. over 50,000).
Love being able to contribute to my community.