Tuesday, May 3d, a Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at Fire Station 33 on North Highway 89.
Ralph Baierlein who is the President of Friends of Northern Arizona Forests will speak about plans for his organization to work with the Forest Service to restore the Schultz Burn Area. Sheriff Bill Pribil and staff will give a presentation on the Awareness, Prevention and Detection of Identity Theft.
Neighborhood Watch is similar to the Block Watch program commonly conducted in urban areas, and goes back to the concept of “neighbors looking out for neighbors” that many people remember from 30 years ago. It is one of the most effective ways to prevent and deter criminal activity, attend to home and personal security, address the safety of our children and the elderly, and to alleviate fear and isolation. Residents learn how to observe and report suspicious activity and reduce the risk of becoming a crime victim.
Monday, May 2nd, residents of Alipine ranchos and the Leupp Road communities are invited to come to Star School at 6:30 p.m.
Summit Fire District Battalion Chief Eric Lobstein will attend Monday’s meeting to give a a presentation on Firewise. The Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from the risk of wildfire. To save lives and property from wildfire, the Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with the potential of wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.
For more information about the Neighborhood Watch program and the meeting schedule, please call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 226-5089.