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Rossmoor Homeowners Association Neighborhood Watch, Bringing Neighbors Together Since 1982
Neighborhood Watch, Bringing Neighbors Together Since 1982

Did you know that Rossmoor is 1.52 square miles with over 3,750 households, 10,500 residents, 78 streets, and more than 225 blocks?

We need your help to keep Rossmoor safe. Join Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Program. Your participation in the program helps Rossmoor stay safe by broadening the number of active residents and businesses in the program and all you need to do to discourage crime is be observant and report suspicious or criminal activity to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714.647.7000.

How do I become a block member?

Block members contribute by expanding the coverage of the Neighborhood Watch network. The more residents who participate in the program and are observant about their surroundings and neighborhood, the safer the community is. All you need to do is complete the block member form and you will be added to the Neighborhood Watch network. Your information will be securely transmitted to the RHA Neighborhood Watch Committee, and we will be in touch with you and give you the information for your block.

How do I become a block captain?

New block captains are always needed and the duties take only a few minutes a week once your block is set up. Responsibilities include initially recruiting new block members and then forwarding weekly reports and announcements from the Neighborhood Watch Committee to your block members.

What do I need to do as a block captain?

There are five easy steps to set up your block watch and everything you need is provided by the Neighborhood Watch Committee:

  1. Review and Personalize Introductory Program Letter: Once you approve the letter, copies will be provided to you for block distribution.
  2. Meet Block Neighbors: Visit your block neighbors to discuss the Neighborhood Watch program, distribute the introductory program letter and participation form, and invite neighbors to join the program. If your neighbor is unavailable at the time of your visit, you may either leave materials on your neighbor’s doorstep or send information to them via US mail.
  3. Follow-Up: Visit neighbors who were not available during your initial visit to encourage participation. Repeat follow-up visits, as needed, to increase block participation.
  4. Participant Sign-Up: Complete the participant sign-up form based on returned participation forms. Return the form to the RHA Neighborhood Watch Chair.
  5. Create Email Distribution Group: Enter each block participant’s email address into your computer and create a Neighborhood Watch group email distribution list so weekly crime report forwarding is easy.

After your block is set up, you will receive weekly Neighborhood Watch crime reports or special alerts. The weekly reports are typically provided mid-week. All you need to do is forward the report to your block members weekly.

When you join Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Block Captain team, your information will be securely transmitted to the RHA Neighborhood Watch Committee who will then contact you.

 

Here are some more recent Neighborhood Watch notes and information

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Ocsd Captain Aj Patella Talks With Rossmoor Neighbors. Wimbleton Holds NW Gathering - The terrific people on Wimbleton and the surrounding area added themselves to the list of group that have held Neighborhood Watch (NW) Gatherings. Thanks so much to Block Captain Sherry for hosting and arranging the event – and to all those who stopped by to hear an update from OCSD Captain Patella and get some […]
Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch Gathering - Donavan 2023 Neighborhood Watch Gathering – Donavan Road - In Rossmoor, we don’t WATCH, we NEIGHBOR! Insider’s tip: although schmoozing in and at our homes isn’t always possible, our OCSD loves a good gathering and does their best (potlucks are their favs, but porches and driveways work too (our version of “talking across a fence, for those old enough to remember Tim Allen’s Tool […]
Quail Run Neighborhood Watch Group Gathering - July 2023 - We Watch Out For Each Other Quail Run Neighborhood Watch Gathering - On Saturday morning, the Quail Run Neighborhood Watch group held its first gathering since 2019. The 25+ neighbors who attended the driveway gathering enjoyed some overdue socialization and met some new neighbors.  Block Captain Ken Yee hosted the event and invited residents from all 46 homes on Quail Run to attend. Ken coordinated the event […]
Ocsd Captain Aj Patella - North District Patrol, Orange County Welcome Captain Patella - The Orange County Sheriff's Department recently promoted AJ Patella to captain and he will be taking over the North District Patrol area which includes Rossmoor. The Rossmoor Homeower's Association wants to welcome Captain Patella and congratulate him on his new post. We look forward to working with him and the department with our Neighborhood Watch program and any other initiitves that will help keep Rossmoor a safe and enjoyable place to live.
Our Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch 3 Easy Neighborhood Watch Tips You Can Use Today - 3 Neighborhood Watch Tips: It’s well known that most criminals repeat actions and patterns that work. When we as neighbors report anything that is not normal and compare notes with each other:  We proactively put perimeters of “defense” up (i.e. “don’t think that your casing our homes will keep working in our neighborhood), Criminals really […]
Rossmoor Homeowners Association Neighborhood Watch, Bringing Neighbors Together Since 1982 Thank You NW Block Captains! - Our Neighborhood Watch Captains are the RHA’s silent community communicators. While the National Neighborhood Watch Program began in 1972, Rossmoor’s relatively new community informally watched out for each other – without assistance. By 1980 the RHA, using National program materials and working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept., formed the RHA Burglary Prevention Committee. This […]
Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch - We Call The Authorities - 714.647.7000 Why Neighborhood Watch? - So why bother with Neighborhood Watch? A fair question. Especially with everyone being so busy and time strapped. Who needs another “program” or thing to do right? Plus there has to be someone else whose job it is to do that for me. I’m just too ______________ (fill in the blank) to do anything more. […]
Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch - We Call The Authorities - 714.647.7000 Stay Safe Rossmoor – RHA Neighborhood Watch Program Expands - You may have noticed the Stay Safe Rossmoor tagline in recent Neighborhood Watch communications. This theme builds upon the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Stay Safe OC effort and is being used to highlight Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Program and to encourage residents to become more aware and involved in neighborhood safety. In support of this initiative, […]
Our Neighborhood Watch Sign Committee. From The Left: Janice Manis, Ken Yee, District 2 Supervisor Michelle Steel, Rha President Beverley Houghton, John Merchant, And Rha Neighborhood Watch Committee Chair Dorothy Fitzgerald. RHA Secures $1500 Grant, Gets New Neighborhood Watch Signs Installed - The Rossmoor Homeowners Association Neighborhood Watch Committee was successful in securing a $1500.00 grant from Orange County District 2 Supervisor Michelle Steel. Supervisor Steele presents a check for $1500. 00 to current RHA President Beverley Houghton. The money helped pay for some of the cost of hanging the 15 new reflective Neighborhood Watch signs, strategically […]

 

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