Help keep our neighborhood safe while at the same time getting to know your neighbors.
Download the Neighborhood Watch Brochure
Download the Neighborhood Watch Sign-up Form
The Neighborhood Watch Program is designed to work through the commitment of the community as a whole. This is a valuable resource for homeowners to be able to work together to keep our neighborhood a safe place to live, while creating a great sense of community involvement.
Blocks can work together on issues such as crime prevention, suspicious people or vehicles, abandoned vehicles, animal control, noise ordinances and other issues facing the community. They will be able to resolve these issues by contacting the appropriate authorities through the Safety Committee. Your Safety Committee is also able to set up resources in case of an emergency.
Hopefully we will be able to set up Block Captains after we gather all the information for our Neighborhood Watch Program.
Following is information regarding our FM Police Department.
We are in Beat 1.
Captain Richard Brooks
Lieutenant Forrest Roberts
Sergeant Wess Griffin
Corporal Joe Adcock
Officer Jeff Pruett
Officer Misty Sparby
Officer Debbie Edwards
Officer James Donegan
Officer Brandon Mitchell
Home Inspections: (972) 874-3357 The Texas Department of Insurance, in conjunction with major insurance companies have agreed on certain criteria which will allow citizens to obtain a discount of up to 20% off their homeowner's insurance premium. To monitor this program, local police officers receive training which enables them to inspect a residence and provide documentation showing compliance with these criteria. All a citizen needs to do is contact the Police Department and schedule an appointment. The inspection costs nothing except a little of your time. Our inspectors will come to your residence and provide a complete security survey of you property in addition to explaining the insurance reduction programs. Once all criteria have been met, the officers will submit appropriate paperwork to the Department of Insurance so that you may receive your reductions .
Neighborhood Watch: (972) 874-3357 this is a community program which operates with police guidance and support. The program is a very good one for improving the cohesiveness of a neighborhood as well as making it a better and safer place to live. It is really collaboration between the community and the police department to insure every effort is made to keep the area a safe friendly place to live. If you live in a neighborhood that has a watch program in effect, we recommend you contact your local coordinator or block captain to join. If you do not have an established neighborhood watch program, contact the Police Department to obtain assistance in starting one. To get started talk with a few of your neighbors and find out if you have enough interested residents to get a watch started. To have a viable watch, you need a minimum of 50% of the residents to participate (although you don't need them all to show up for your meeting to start things off). Then pick a time and place to hold a meeting. Call our office and schedule to have one of our officers come out and provide an overview of the program and explain what you need to do to form your neighborhood watch. Our officer will explain all criteria, have some handouts for everyone in attendance, and answer any questions. Once you have met the criteria, the police department will have your watch signs installed at all entrances to your community. This will let everyone know that you have a neighborhood watch in effect.
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Staying Street Smart
Personal safety is an issue that concerns everyone. To help you take charge of your own safety in the mall and in parking areas, consider the following safety tips. And remember, immediately report any suspicious people and/or situations to mall Security Officers.
As You Shop:
- Walk confidently and be alert
- Keep shopping bags in your sight at all times
- Don't burden yourself with too many bags or packages
- Don't display large sums of cash
- Use checks or credit cards whenever possible
- Never leave your credit card on a store counter
- Carry your handbag or purse close to your body with the clasp or flap toward you
- Never leave your purse on a store counter, on the floor, in a restroom or in a dressing room
- Don't carry your wallet in your back pocket
- Shop with friends whenever possible
- Report suspicious people or situations to mall security
In Parking Areas:
- Know where you parked your vehicle
- Never park in an isolated area
- Park in a well-lit area as close to the mall as possible
- Never leave valuable packages in your vehicle
- If necessary, store packages in the trunk
- Know your vehicle's license plate number
- When leaving your vehicle, make sure all doors are locked and windows closed
- Have keys ready when returning to your vehicle
- Only leave your ignition key with a valet parking attendant
- When walking to or from your vehicle, avoid dark areas where criminals might hide
- If you have car trouble, remain in your car and use a cell phone to call for assistance, or return to the mall and notify security
Thanks for your involvement. Your Safety Committee:
Ruben Puente - Chair