What is Stay Safe OC?
Stay Safe OC is a partnership between the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) and the communities they serve to reduce crime by encouraging citizen involvement in preserving safe communities.
What is Stay Safe Rossmoor?
Stay Safe Rossmoor starts with each resident adopting safety routines and being aware of their surroundings. With greater resident safety participation, the overall security of Rossmoor increases. As a Rossmoor resident, you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime or accident by learning how you and your family can be safe in your home, on the road or around the community.
Where do I start?
Reach out your neighbors, get to know them, and work together to watch your block for anything that is different or out of the ordinary. When you or your neighbors are away, help each other. Watch over each other’s properties – pick up flyers, newspapers or other items and look out for any unusual activity.
- Vehicles: Being smart means locking your vehicle doors, keeping your windows rolled up, and not keeping valuables in the car – especially in sight.
- Home: Being smart means locking your doors and closing your garage door, even if you are leaving for just a minute, locking the gate access to your back yard, and locking your house windows.
Be aware of suspicious activities on your street and around the neighborhood like slow moving vehicles that seem out of place, people sitting in parked or stopped cars, things that seem unusual or odd. Your primary responsibility is for your house (please let us know you are with us) and your immediate neighbors (next door and across the street) and then your block. If you see anything that’s suspicious, call the OCSD at 714.647.7000 – and if you see what you think may be a crime in progress, call 911.
We are all in this together and there is strength numbers. It’s up to all of us to be safe, observant and report suspicious things.
Where can I find additional safety information?
The OCSD, Rossmoor Community Services District and other websites provide the following safety information:
- Stay Safe OC
- Bike Safety
- Catch a Crook
- Child Car Seats
- Cyber Safety
- Home Security
- Identity Theft
- Personal Safety
- Property Crimes
- Street or Rossmoor Park Light Outages: Report burned out or malfunctioning street lights on your block to Southern California Edison. Report Rush Park or Rossmoor Park burned out lights to the Rossmoor Community Services District at 562.430.3707 x105. Replacing burned out or malfunctioning lights increases neighborhood security.
- Vacation Check – Arrange a free of charge OCSD patrol check of your home while you are away by contacting OCSD directly at 714.647.7000. When you speak with the dispatcher, you will be asked to provide information to assist the deputy doing the patrol check of your home. For example:
- Contact: Your address and contact information
- Travel: Your date/time of departure and date/time of expected return
- Emergency Contact: Do you have an emergency contact in the event you cannot be contacted? Provide name and phone number.
- Key and Code Access: What is the name and phone number of someone who has a key or the code to your door?
- Mail: Have your mail and deliveries been stopped?
- Neighbor Awareness: Have you talked with your neighbors about being away? Are they keeping an eye on your home and picking up flyers or other items while you are away?
- Vehicles: How many cars are there? In the driveway? On the street? Provide make/model/color and plate numbers.
- Services/Visits: Is anyone expected to be on the premises? Housekeeper? Gardener? Pool service? Friends or relatives? If so, provide days and times.
- Lighting: Are there any lights on? If so, which rooms and do you have exterior lighting? Are they on a timer?
- Gates: Are any gates unlocked? Which one(s)? Where are they on the property? (east/west/north/south side or left or right side as you face the property). If you have an unlocked side gate, you may ask for a deputy to walk the property, including the back yard.