I serve on the Simi Valley Anti-crime Task Force as a volunteer. The committee is appointed from local citizens. I haven't discussed it here because it is by nature mostly apolitical. The task force gives advice to the city and it helps to spread its message to stake holders through out our community.
We are asking you to help in two simple ways.
1. Sign up for updates from the Simi Valley Police Department. They send out periodic emails with information ranging on crime prevention tips, new policies, and most wanted information. Want to know the up to date modus operandi of local criminals? Subscribe.
Here is a quote from their website:
Citizen Alert and Business Alert are programs designed to assist in better protecting your home, family, community, and business employees and customers through timely communication. Through these subscription-based e-mail systems, the Police Department will be providing you with press releases, crime prevention information, wanted persons flyers, emergency updates, and more.
To register to receive Citizen Alerts, send an e-mail to CitizenAlert@simivalley.org. To register to receive Business Alerts, send an e-mail to BusinessAlert@simivalley.org.
To report a crime and remain anonymous call (805) 494-8255. For additional information about Crime Stoppers of Ventura County, go to www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.
Click here for the Simi Valley Police Department Crime Prevention website.
2. Change the tag or footnote of your email to include the following information:
Please help spread the word on how to prevent crime in Simi Valley. Send an email to CitizenAlert@simivalley.org and get updates from the Simi Valley Police Department.
3. If you are on Facebook join the group Simi Valley Police Foundation to find out more ways to support an organization that helps keep our community safe.
Please send a link or cut and paste this message to your address book.
If you sign up for the updates please leave a comment here to let me know this is an effective way of getting the message out. You don't have to register or use your real name to leave a comment.
If you don't live in Simi Valley feel free to sign up to learn what Simi Valley is doing and then share what innovations your community is implementing.
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