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April Announcements

Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday March 31 5 PM 3254 Paisley

Next HOA Board Meeting April 10 7 PM 10532 Stradford

Spring Community Garage Sale Saturday April 14.  Please let us know if you’d like to participate so we can add your name to the permit by e-mailing to board@berkshireplace.us

I currently have five households participating.

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Neighborhood Watch Volunteers

Neighborhood Watch  Volunteers

Berkshire Place HOA

The Berkshire Place HOA is seeking volunteers so that we can have a working Neighborhood Watch Program.  The following describes the roles of the volunteers we need.  We need 16 Block Captains, approximately one for every 10 homes in the neighborhood, and one Crime Watch Coordinator.

Duties of the Block Captain
The block captains have one of the most important functions in the Neighborhood Watch program. They supervise the citizen participants who join Neighborhood Watch in the community. They are also the link between the neighborhood’s coordinator and the citizen participants. Any information that is sent to the coordinator from either citizen participants or the Homeland Protection Specialist is then distributed to the various block captains who are responsible for distribution. This can be done door-to-door, as with printed literature, or by use of the Telephone Chain.
The duties are not that time consuming for the citizen participant who takes on this position. Rather, the job will provide a means for meeting with neighbors, as well as allowing you the opportunity to help make your community a safer place in which to live. The block captain is responsible for approximately ten homes, and he or she is expected to:

  1. Encourage neighborhood participation in the program.
  2. Compile a list of names of all households on the block who wish to participate in the Neighborhood Watch program. This list should include the household address, name, and phone numbers (both home and work).
  3. Assist the Neighborhood Watch coordinator with neighborhood meetings.
  4. Act as the liaison between the coordinator and the citizen participants. Relaying information and crime prevention literature to the residents on their block and also in return providing information to the Sheriff’s Office from the residents through the coordinator.
  5. Assist in the formulation and maintenance of the Telephone Chain.
  6. Welcome new neighbors to your neighborhood and encourage their joining of the Neighborhood Watch program.
  7. Assist the coordinator with the training of their neighbors in using good Neighborhood Watch techniques, such as: how to observe suspicious persons and activities, how to join Operation Identification, how to report a crime and/or emergency

Duties of the Coordinator
The coordinator is the liaison between the Homeland Protection Specialist and the residents of the neighborhood. This person is responsible for organizing the various neighborhood meetings by coordinating times, dates, and locations with the Homeland Protection Specialist and the neighborhood participants. The coordinator is also expected to:

  1. Maintain an up-to-date list of the block captains and participants in the neighborhood and see to it that this list is passed to the  Homeland Protection Specialist.
  2. Keep in contact with the Homeland Protection Specialist to both give and receive information on crime prevention techniques, neighborhood problems or crime trends.
  3. Disseminate information from the Homeland Protection Specialist to the citizens.
  4. Relay information on community problems/concerns to the Homeland Protection Specialist.
  5. Attend Neighborhood Watch training sessions.
  6. Recruit and assign block captains to the various block/areas of the neighborhood.

 

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