Harvest Lane: Crime
Neighborhood Watch Program
Fellow Harvest Lane Neighbors,
This message is posted on behalf of Ron Sacks, resident on Urban
Street since 2008. He is interested in coordinating Crime Prevention
classes and potentially forming a Neighbors Connected or
Neighborhood Watch program for our community.
• Arvada crime is showing
the same trends as Colorado and the rest of the nation
• Colorado leads the nation in auto thefts, up 200% in the last
18 months (source: Arvada PD)
• Catalytic converter thefts are up over 5,000 % (source: Arvada
• Criminals have become more brazen as crimes result in lesser
or no jail time
• Porch pirates, auto break-ins, and theft in general are on the
rise in our immediate area (source: my Ring doorbell Neighbors
First, reach out to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org so I can further communicate and
coordinate Crime Prevention activities.
Second, confirm that you are
interested in attending a Crime Prevention, Neighbors Connected
informational meeting held by Arvada PD Officer, David Curtice,
Community Response Impact Team.
Officer Curtice has a wealth
of knowledge and experience, is passionate about what he does
and has an excellent reputation in addition to being a very nice
You will derive an immediate
benefit by making crime prevention more top of mind for you and
Once I see the number of
people interested in attending a class, I will get back to
Officer Curtice to schedule a time and place.
Officer Curtice will also
explain the benefits of forming a Neighbors Connected group and
what the commitment of the neighborhood would look like.
Once you have more
information and the opportunity to ask questions you will be in
a better position to determine if Neighbors Connected is right
How Can We Be Successful?
In order for these partnerships to be a success, there are
several factors that must be considered:
Citizens must take ownership
of their neighborhoods.
The City must educate its
citizens about resources available.
Everyone must stay connected
to each other and their resources.
Everyone must play an active
I appreciate you considering my
request. I always try to determine if “the Juice is Worth the
Squeeze”. In my view the time that we as a community invest in
educating ourselves, strengthening our relationship with Law
Enforcement, and then staying alert and communicating with our
neighbors would be a great investment!