4 Easy Ways to Connect with your Neighbors and participate in a Neighborhood Watch

4 Easy Ways to Connect with your Neighbors and participate in a Neighborhood Watch

The South Bay is considered a pretty safe place to live.  Sure we have crime, but we are so lucky to have some of the best police departments protecting us!  However, the police can’t be everywhere, all the time. So it’s up to us to keep our eyes open and be aware of our surroundings. And if something doesn’t seem right, call the non-emergency line police line (if it’s not an emergency) and report it!

Here’s 4 Easy Ways to Connect with your neighbors::

  1. Get involved with your local Neighborhood Watch Program.  The Neighborhood Watch Program consists of active citizen involvement where residents, in cooperation with their local Police Department, directly participate in the detection and prevention of crime.
  2. Sign-up for NextDoor.  Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
  3. Sign up for Nixle Alerts.  Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools.
  4. Join local community Facebook groups to connect with local neighbors and follow your local police department on social media for updates on events and more.  Most local police departments host local community events like the popular Coffee with a Cop, where you can meet with local officers and ask questions about our community.  

How do you start a neighborhood watch Program?  Start by reaching out to your local Police Department!

El Segundo Police Department
Contact: Laurie Risk at (310) 524-2274
CLICK HERE for Details

Manhattan Beach Police Department
Neighborhood Watch Office (310) 802-5183
CLICK HERE for Details

Hermosa Beach Police Department
Contact Georgia Moe at gmoe@hermosapolice.org
CLICK HERE for Details

Redondo Beach Police Department
Contact: Dinah Lary, Community Services Program Manager 310 379-2477 x 2852
CLICK HERE for Details

Palos Verdes Police Department
Contact Marcelle McCullough, Community Relations Officer at Palos Verdes Estates Police Department at 310 378-4211 or mmccullough@pvestates.org
CLICK HERE for Details

Torrance Police Department
Call (310) 618-6392 to join your Neighborhood Watch or request more information online.
CLICK HERE for Details

Hawthorne Police Department
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Laura Stotland is the Founder + Editor in Chief of South Bay Mommies & Daddies. Stotland, co-owner of Beachside Marketing House, is a marketing, digital and social media strategist with an extensive background in media, digital, and entertainment marketing; including the proven track record to increasing revenue, creation and execution of strategic marketing plans, and managing talent and teams. Laura gained her experience working with The Walt Disney Company, Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Media) and The Alliance for Women in Media. Additionally, Laura has worked in social media, advancing the public awareness through the Pancreatic Cancer Network and other non-profit organizations. Above all, Laura is poised to aid businesses grow successfully in development and execution of strategic marketing plans that tap into current and future trends through traditional marketing channels, strategic use of influencer marketing, and a variety of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Follow her @LauraStotland and @BeachsideMarketingHouse Looking for things to do outside of the South Bay, check out Fun Things to do for Kids, a national site for parents with a curated list of events to attend!
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