Rita Nemeth, Chair
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch (NW) is a citizen-based program in which neighbors work together to stop suspicious activity and lower crime rates in their area. The active participation of Crosswoods HOA residents in cooperation with the Citrus Heights Police Department helps create and ensure a safe environment for the entire community.
No one person or law enforcement agency can be aware of every situation that occurs in a neighborhood at all times. That’s why neighbors, working together, are the best defense against crime! By implementing basic crime prevention techniques, watching out for one another, and reporting suspicious activity to police, neighbors can create a unified front against crime.
At Crosswoods HOA, each street, court, and lane have a designated Neighborhood Watch Captain (Captain). The Captain maintains and distributes an updated list of residents and contact information for the location; greets and welcomes new neighbors and invites them to be part of the NW. The Captain will also disseminate information to neighbors such as crime patterns in the area.
The Crosswoods NWC meets once a quarter (on the first Monday of January, April, July, and October at 6:00 p.m) and works to discuss and possibly help solve neighborhood issues, such as unhoused persons camping along Arcade Creek.
The NWC will share information on such topics as Personal safety, Self-defense and observation skills, Child security, Home security, Property identification, Victim rights and services, Consumer frauds and scams, Internet access and security, Senior safety, Graffiti and vandalism prevention, and Conflict resolution.
All meetings of the committee are open to homeowners.