Oak Glen Neighborhood & Farm Watch Program
Contact Phone Numbers
POLICE/FIRE EMERGENCY 911
NON-EMERGENCY/DISPATCH POLICE Business Line Neighborhood Farm Watch
Why join Farm Watch in Oak Glen?
California producers are victims of more than a tenth of all U.S. farm crimes. The need for added security measures is obvious. The “Farm Watch” program has been designed to meet this demand, by increasing awareness, fostering relationships between neighbors and local law enforcement agencies, and striving to prevent thefts and vandalism of property.
Rural Crime Prevention
• FBI tip sheet: How to identify, report suspicious activity ( PDF, 511 KB ) • Bin Location Program • Metal Theft • Solar Panels • No Trespassing Farm Watch Signage Available at Los Rios Rancho (Devon) Cost $10 ea • Owner Applied Number • Meth Labs and Chemicals • California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force • Farm Watch • Fraud • Loitering
The Rural Crime Prevention Program aims to improve the lines of communication between local law enforcement agencies and the agricultural community.
The epidemic levels of metal theft and the continued rise in rural crimes such as illegal dumping, vandalism, meth labs and thefts of farm equipment, chemicals, livestock, and crops highlights the need for this effort.
By joining together and improving communication efforts we can take a significant bite out of rural crime.
For more information please contact the Rural Crime Prevention Coordinator Devon Riley at 909-797-1005 or Bill Foster at 909-797-0253
OAK GLEN FARM WATCH PLANNING Assessing Needs, Goals and Participants
2013 ♦ Hand out meeting agenda, background information and program forms. ♦ Discuss the needs/benefits for a Farm Watch program. ♦ Identify rural crime trends/problems. ♦ Introduce law enforcement. Discuss coordination efforts and activities with his/her agency. Ask them to provide reports on area crime trends, resource materials and training to residents to assess security, strengths and weaknesses of operations and residences. ♦ Select a committee, “Farm Watch” coordinator and block area captains (see guidelines below).
Program Roles and Responsibilities
Coordinator’s Responsibilities: William (Bill) Foster 909-797-0253
Block/Area Captains’ Responsibilities: (To Be Assigned, If interest Call Devon Riley at 909-797-1005)
BLOCK / AREA CAPTAINS
Committee Participants’ Responsibilities: (To Be Assigned, If interest Call Devon Riley at 909-797-1005)
Farm Watch Activities and Tools Patrols
about suspicious circumstances or emergencies.
household/property to help make the system effective.
Farm Watch Warning Signs
Signs should be mounted on pressure treated 4 x 4 lumber, 12’ long. Set 4 feet in the ground. Deface the bolts to make them more difficult to remove.
Farm Watch Window Warning Decal
Neighborhood/Farm Area Map
Suspicious Activity Report