Gloucester County, Virginia

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch1.  WE VOLUNTEER.

We share our email addresses so we can receive email messages from the Sheriff’s Office about local crime issues.

2.  WE WATCH AND REPORT.

There are no patrols, assigned duties, or authority beyond performing the following when we are able to:

  • We call the Sheriff’s Office if we see or become aware of crime or anything concerning (and/or email each other if we feel it is warranted).
  • We act as a contact for any neighbor in CSQ.  If neighbors are away or we learn of a concern, we email each other or call the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office knows our organization and takes our concerns seriously.

3.  NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IS A CRIME PREVENTION ROLE.

  • We observe and report; we do not confront.  Acting against criminals is the Sheriff’s role.
  • WE ARE NOT AN EXTENSION OF HOA RULES ENFORCEMENT IN ANY WAY!

Any CSQ rule concerns, please feel free to contact the HOA board directly.

The Neighborhood Watch recommends:

  • Have exterior lights be active in front and rear of every house in CSQ with a minimum of motion sensing ability throughout the night.  Lights that are both low power and motion sensing are common and inexpensive at Lowe’s.   [Crime is most likely at the darkest parts of the neighborhood.  Go outside at night and see if it is your house.  Two lights, one in front and one in rear, can make all the difference.]
  • If you are going away:

Have someone collect your mail daily.

Use light timers inside your house.  Two or three lights changing is enough to discourage criminals.

Notify a watch captain when you will be away.

Neighborhood Watch Committee

Daniel Dowling (Lot 70) daniel.dowlingjr@gmail.com

Julio Colon (Lot 50) julio.colon@kratosdefense.com

Rogest Smith (Lot 53) roshendra@earthlink.net

Brian Fulton (Lot 14) bcsfulton@gmail.com