Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Program is organized, funded, and operated by the Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA), a voluntary homeowners association for the community of Rossmoor in Orange County California.
Our Neighborhood Watch program uses both email and our website to keep our community informed and aware of recent criminal activity and crime prevention measures.
To facilitate the Neighborhood Watch Program, Rossmoor has been sectioned into “blocks” of approximately 30 homes, and Block Captains have been and are continuing to be recruited. The Block Captains disperse the latest information on crime and crime prevention to their blocks using email or in person when possible.
The essence of Neighborhood watch is simple: keep a look out for anything unusual and if you see anything suspicious or of concern report it to the Sheriff:
- For EMERGENCIES (crimes in progress or life-threatening situations) call 9-1-1 immediately.
- For NON-EMERGENCIES call 714-647-7000.
If you see a pattern and want to let the rest of your neighbors know, contact your Block Captain to help get the word out. The Block Captain will pass information on to neighbors, and also to the other Block Captains and the RHA’s Neighborhood Watch Committee.
Here is a quote from a Michigan law enforcement agency:
Neighborhood Watch programs are the most effective means available for keeping crime out of neighborhoods. [They] rely on the best crime fighting tool ever invented, i.e., a good neighbor. Fortunately, good neighbors are found everywhere. They live in houses, apartment buildings, urban, suburban and rural areas.
Neighborhood Watch does not require frequent meetings—it just requires observant neighbors and good communications. Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch community-wide meetings will only be held as needed, though one or more Block Captains may arrange for smaller meetings for the blocks on specialized topics. Some Block Captains hold annual meets just to get better antiquated with their neighbors.
To find out who your Block Captain is or if you would like to be kept up to date on the latest in Rossmoor crime prevention, please contact me.
Chair, RHA Neighborhood Watch Committee
If you’d like to know more about what the Orange County sheriff is responding to in Rossmoor, check out the Sheriff’s Blotter or the past crime reports