Security: Help Reach Our 2019 Goal
Submitted by TMCC Security Committee Volunteers
We ended 2018 with the lowest total reported crimes (48) since 2014, but the count remained near the historical annual average. The TMCC security committee continues to adjust SEAL private security patrol schedules to account for incidents of assault, robbery, burglary, and theft in that order of priority. However, patrol schedules remain constrained due to the low number of contributing households. As of mid-February, 215 of the approximate 1,230 homes have subscribed to 2019 private security patrols. In order to provide 40 hours per week of patrols, we require approximately 375 participating households at the recommended financial support level. Our goal for 2019 is 400 households.
We ended 2018 with one robbery, and in January of this year, a neighbor on Lindyann was also unfortunately robbed. We are also aware of another incident in February of this year that occurred at some of the apartments on W. TC Jester just outside the boundary of TMCC. While robbery rates in the TMCC area are relatively lower than surrounding areas, these are good reminders to remain alert and aware of your surroundings. While the count of burglaries increased from 2017 to 2018, the annual count of burglaries over the last three years remains notably lower than our historical average.
The security committee is looking for a small group of neighbors to meet, approximately 2-3 times for 1-2 hours each, for the purpose of brainstorming crime reduction strategies that can be proposed to the TMCC board. The first meeting is expected to take place in April or May. Please consider joining us. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 507-837-0529.
Give Security Funds
Donate any amount, $10-$50, to help support SEAL patrols. Subscribe to Private Security Patrol for added benefits ($175-$250 annually). www.timbergrove.org/home/neighborhoodsecurity