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At last month’s OBTC meeting, we discussed best practices in addressing criminal behavior and watching out for one another to increase public safety.

We learned about OBMA’s Ocean Beach Security Program. The security patrol adds public safety, provides outreach service information, and reports graffiti & illegal activity to authorities.  Click here to read the full presentation on the OB Security Program.

Facilitator Stephen Grosch made a request for support and funds from community members to keep the OB Security Program going and to expand services.

The program has been funded by business owners and residents primarily, with some additional funds from the Newport Avenue Maintenance Assessment District.  The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association was also awarded a grant through CPPS funding for $8,000 to supplement the costs of the program.

If you would like to support this program, please click here to make a contribution to the Ocean Beach Security Program and support their crowdfunding campaign.

We also learned about best practices for creating and facilitating neighborhood watch programs from OB Crime Watch. Members of the group are facilitating a Neighborhood Watch Planning Meeting on April 9th at 6:00pm at Teeter.  Click here to learn more and RSVP.

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