For neighborhoods like ours that do not have a property manager or HOA, individual neighbors or business owners can join the Public Safety Patrol Progam for supplemental neighborhood police patrols. With this program, members pay a low monthly contribution of $25/month that is pooled to hire off-duty police officers to patrol their homes and neighborhoods at random hours, including daytime and late night burglary hours. Patrol officers address the concerns of the neighborhood and provide a visible police presence in your area. The neighborhood security budget may also be supplemented by local businesses who wish to advertise by sponsoring a few hours of patrols or ongoing monthly sponsorship for $50/month.
Membership fees and/or sponsorship funds are collected through a management company, Urban Patrols, LLC, and are then applied to purchase as many patrol hours as membership levels and sponsorship funds allow each month. Patrol shifts are scheduled in a minimum of two hour blocks due to travel time for the officers.
Members use our online reporting form to send information to their neighborhood patrol officers about suspicious activity or concerns. It is important to note that this program is a supplement, not a replacement, for the police department, and does not in any way affect your normal neighborhood police patrol activities. Always call 911 for an active incident! If our officers are working in the neighborhood at the time of the 911 call they will hear the call on their police radio and be there quickly to assist. All of our officers will have their radios on at all times during their patrols to listen for any 911 calls or house alarm calls in your area.
The first priority during each shift is to make sure members' properties are secure. The police officers' route consists of the member properties during each shift. All members' properties are checked during each patrol shift unless an unforeseen incident takes the officers' time during that shift. Patrol reports for all shifts worked are provided to members.