Calling All Watch Groups!

Time and again, our experience has demonstrated that WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, and the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station wants to partner with YOU: our neighbors and our businesses!

In the last article, I wrote about IMPACT and the goal for 2023 to make an impact in the community. We are looking to build our Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch Programs. Neighborhoods and businesses are partnering with us; what better way to make an impact than to work together.

If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch Group in your area, contact Deputy Sepulveda in the Community Relations Office. All it takes is interested residents and a desire to impact your neighborhood positively. In the famous words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch: Start your team in 2023! Contact us through the LASD website, the City of Pico Rivera website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also call 562.949.2421 or stop by the station at 6631 Passons Blvd.

Avoid Being a Burglary Target

The holiday season is always a special time of year. Gifts are exchanged, and more often than not, expensive gifts are received.

During the holiday season, burglars know that many households have new and open expensive items in their homes following the December holidays – especially items such as new computers, televisions, cameras, and other electronic equipment. It is easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by looking at the empty boxes that identify these new gifts in plain view with their other garbage. Avoid this by not leaving empty boxes in the alley or other garbage pick-up locations for several days at a time. Instead, break down any boxes you throw out, put them in garbage bags, and place them in a recycling bin (In many cases, especially with computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping, or moving in the future). Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside—in a garage, for example—until the evening before your regular garbage pick-up. Some burglars actually look inside garbage cans for evidence of holiday gifts.

Reducing crime in our community requires everyone’s involvement. Therefore, in addition to the tips above, residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to

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