Who is the law enforcement agency for Rossmoor?
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is the agency responsible for responding to criminal or suspicious activity in Rossmoor.
What kind of calls does the Sheriff respond to in Rossmoor?
The Orange County Sheriff posts response information occurring in the Rossmoor community on the OCSD Blotter. For information about the Sheriff’s call types and weekly crime reports in Rossmoor click here.
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a cooperative partnership between the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Rossmoor Homeowners Association who works with Rossmoor residents and businesses to reduce crime and keep Rossmoor safe. An active Neighborhood Watch is one of the most successful and least costly crime prevention programs available.
By working with your neighbors and the Sheriff’s Department, you can help fight crime in Rossmoor the most effective way…..before it begins! Although the Sheriff’s Department provides guidance to Neighborhood Watch groups, Rossmoor volunteers, such as you, actually run the program.
How does Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Program work?
Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Program was organized back in 1982 by the Rossmoor Homeowner’s Association (RHA) and we continue to work with our community to keep the program in operation.
The Neighborhood Watch Program team is made up of Rossmoor community members organized into natural “blocks.” Some blocks are 5-8 homes, while others are comprised of 20-30 homes. It all depends on the how the residents want to group themselves. The RHA Neighborhood Watch Team works to make sure that each home is included in a block. We ask you to register your home with us to help our Block Captains (group points of contact) have the most up-to-date contact information for you. Remember, keeping Rossmoor Safe is something we all do together.
Each block has a point of contact or a “block captain” that coordinates with his/her neighbors by sharing information via email, phone, text, or just conversation about staying alert (“see something say something”) and passes along recent Sheriff activity reports and crime prevention information. the RHA complies from the OCSD.
When you see something out of the ordinary or suspect, please call the OCSD to report it. We are the eyes and ears of Rossmoor. It’s up to all of us to let the Sheriff’s Department know when something is not right. If it’s an emergency, dial 911, if not call the non-emergency line at 714. 647.7000
Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch signs are posted at key intersections and community entrances to promote the program and deter crime and criminal intent. At the end of the day though, we are the eyes and ears of the OCSD. They cannot help us if we don’t tell them what we are seeing. Call them and let them investigate.
How do I participate in Neighborhood Watch?
Resident participation is key to the effectiveness of Rossmoor’s Neighborhood Watch Program and block coverage. Click here to register in the program as either a block member or a block captain. Your participation in the program helps Rossmoor stay safe by increasing the number of residents contributing to the program simply by being observant and reporting criminal or suspicious activity.
Neighborhood Watch Gatherings.
Some of our Blocks have gatherings for neighbors to get together and talk with each other, get updates from the RHA Neighborhood Watch Team, and the OCSD. While Sheriff’s Department personnel are not always available (or may get called away during an event), typically the Department is able to support these gatherings and answer individual questions.
These gatherings are usually 60-90 minute informal driveway coffee & refreshments or snack and beverage afternoon events. Some blocks have created wine and cheese parties, or potluck-style lunches or dinners out of the gathering. That’s all up to the neighbors on the block. The important thing is that you and your neighbors gather and get to know each other a bit better. Most blocks gather once or twice a year, though some meet more often.
If you want additional information about holding a Block Gathering, please let us know here and one of our NW Team will get back to you.
Who is my block captain?
To find out who your block captain is, go to our Block Captain page and contact the RHA Neighborhood Watch Team. They will get back to you with your Block Captain’s contact information.
As a Rossmoor resident, what can I do to stay safe?
Residents should be observant of their surroundings, their neighbors, and their neighborhood for changes or anything unusual. Follow the Stay Safe Rossmoor – Safety Tips to keep you, your family, and your neighborhood safe
How can I help if I see something suspicious?
If you see something suspicious, say something by calling the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714.647.7000 for non-emergencies and 9-1-1 for crimes in progress or life-threatening situations.
THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
We are all in this together. It’s up to all of us to be observant for the safety of our community. Stay safe Rossmoor!
Here are some more recent Neighborhood Watch notes and information