Neighborhood Watch

Community Watch Meetings is a part of the DRPA, and Community Watch business is discussed at each DRPA meeting.

Devore has recently experienced a number of burglaries, incidents of vandalism, and car break-ins. Everyone in Devore needs to be aware that crime is not just a "city problem," and that alert community residents are one of the best deterrents to crime. Don't hesitate to report criminal or suspicious activity to the Sheriff (print our our handy list of Emergency Contact Numbers and keep it next to your phone), call your neighbors if you see anything worrisome, and keep crime away from our close-knit community.

We still have decals and street signs available. We'd like every house in Devore to have a decal, and every street to have a sign.

We need more Block Captains! You don't need to devote more than an hour or so each month to be a Block Captain. All you need is the willingness to talk to your neighbors and attend quarterly Community Watch/DRPA meetings. It costs nothing, helps the police, and sends a strong message to criminals that their activities will not be tolerated in Devore. To join Community Watch, just come to one of our meetings.

Thank you,

Community Watch Coordinators

Resources

Emergency Contact Numbers for Devore

Emergency Calls - 911

San Bernardino Sheriff Dispatch - 909-387-8313

California Highway Patrol - 909-383-4247

San Bernardino County Fire/Flood Hotline - 909-355-8800

Public School Closure Hotline - 909-888-KIDS (888-5437)

Devore Water Company - 909-887-3310

Kimbark Elementary School - 909-880-6641

Animal Control - 1-800-472-5609

San Bernardino City Police Dept. - 909-384-5742

Graffiti Hotline - 909-885-7066

San Bernardino County Code Enforcement - 909-387-4044

California Poison Control Hotline - 1-800-8-POISON (1-800-876-4766)

U.S. Postal Inspector (to report mail theft) - 626-405-1200

FTC Identity Theft Hotline - 1-877-IDTHEFT

U.S. Postal Service - 1-800-ASK-USPS

Equifax (credit bureau for ID theft reporting) - 800-525-6285

Experian (credit bureau for ID theft reporting) - 1-888-397-3742

TransUnion (credit bureau for ID theft reporting) - 1-800-680-7289

Bee Rescue - Save a swarm and don't destroy it. Contact Travis - 951-834-2925

You will need the free Adobe Reader to download the following documents.

Home Security Checklists:

Basic Home Security Checklist (68kb, 4 pages). This is the same form used by law enforcement officials conducting home security evaluations. It will help alert you to vulnerabilities in your home.

Vacation Checklist (468kb, 2 pages). Going on vacation? Use this checklist to help ensure a safe and secure home while you're away.

Personal Property Inventory (260kb, 2 pages). This form will help you take stock of your valuables, and aid your police report if something is stolen.

Neighborhood Watch Brochures and Publications:

Home Security Booklet (304kb, 16 pages). A useful companion to the Home Security Checklist (see above), this booklet gives many tips on crime prevention.

Preventing Rural Crime (24kb, 2 pages). This brochure addresses crime prevention tips specific to rural areas.

Citizens' Preparedness Guide (564kb, 31 pages). This publication of the National Crime Prevention Council is very general and a bit alarmist about terrorist threats, but does contain some basic crime prevention tips.

Useful Neighborhood Watch Links:

National Association of Town Watch is an umbrella group for Neighborhood Watch groups nationwide, and the sponsor of the annual National Night Out program.

National Sheriff's Association is the creator and sponsor of the Neighborhood Watch program.

San Bernardino Sheriff's Department

www.nnwi.org/ is the official home page of the Neighborhood Watch organization.