Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Volunteer Patrol House Checks

Over at the Nextdoor Neighborhood e-mail list there's some interest brewing in volunteer patrols run by Eureka Police and the Sheriff's Office. Specifically, at least one person seemed interested in the home checks those volunteers offer when you're out of town. I wouldn't be too quick to jump on those offers.

As I pointed out in reply to the discussion, our long gone neighbor who lived across the street on the other corner used to regularly take advantage of the volunteer patrols for their frequent trips out of town. We'd never know they were gone until the volunteer patrol would show up and be checking around their property. I'm sure the not- so- nice people around town might notice the same.

Nothing against volunteer patrols at all. Just pointing out a possible downside to using them for vacation checks.


At 10:40 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

Fred, thank you so much for posting the link to the Nextdoor Neighborhoods. I don't now why but I hadn't been able to enroll before.. l Now i'm in and it looks very useful .Thanks!

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

No thanks necessary. I'm here to help!

BTW; you can customize who you read e-mails from- the different neighborhoods and such. Should keep down on some of stuff you might not be interested in. The settings links are on the upper right corner of their web page.


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