I recently attended a meeting of the Lakeside Community Patrol. They are in the process of getting new volunteers and reinvigorating their program. My reason for attending was to see if we could get a neighborhood watch on Tenmile Lakes. They were receptive to the idea of expanding and coordinating with a lake project. I am sending out this note to see if we have enough interest to make this work. We would need volunteers to drive their boats around a number of lake places to check on unusual circumstances or activity. We would hope to have a volunteer drive by once per week or so on an irregular basis. Docking and approaching residences would be only be required if the owner of the property has made a request OR if something were greatly amiss on the property. Volunteers would report any property variances to the owner of the property or the police in cases of an emergency. Visual inspections after storm activity would also occur to report to owners any property damage that may have occurred. The watch program would hopefully decrease crime and alert owners to problems. Incidents would be kept track of to see if patterns develop. Volunteers on the lake would report to a Lake Captain each month with a paper note to list dates of evaluation and any incidents. The Lake Captain would then provide the President of TLA with a summary of the reports so that he/she may coordinate with the North Coos County Neighborhood Watch. Volunteers would have a placard identifying themselves and would need a free background check so residents are comfortable with them surveying property.
Please respond with any ideas and/or if you would like to volunteer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Whitney, President TLA