Sunday, July 11, 2010

We'll Leave the Light on for You

Community Liason Officer Kong recommends an easy was to make our street safer, turn your porch light on at night. He explained that most crimes are ones of opportunity, turning your porch light on decreases these opportunities . In addition not only does night lighting makes it easier for us to report the location of suspicious behavior more accurately but it also helps police offices respond to that information more quickly. Starting tonight the 51st Street Block Watch is asking everyone on our block to use thier porch lights at night. A flyer will be handed out asking 2100 block residents to help. At approximately $12.00/year its a small price to pay to keep your house and neighborhood safe.

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  1. Just walked the block, I counted 22 of 38 houses have their porch light on tonight. That's 7 more households that before we started this little project. Let's see if we can increase that number a bit more. If you see a neighor that is not using their porch light at night, ask them to start. It just one small way to make our block safer.