Pembrook Oaks and Prairie Oaks areas Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 11/7/13

Area: 
Pembrook Oaks and Prairie Oaks areas
Recording: 

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The Pembrook Oaks area (beat 49) and the Prairie Oaks area (beat 64) had their most recent neighborhood watch meeting on 11/07/13. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos. Officers Dave Bertaud, Ben Bozer, and Chad Tompoles also attended. A link to the 53 minute audio recording is above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for May 8th, 2014. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Police Activity and Crime Summary:

Pembrook Oaks area:

141 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013 in the patrol beat (49). Historically, the average is 269 per year.

10 of the calls received from during the first half of 2013 were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 1613 calls for service have been responded to in the beat; 99 of them Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 6.18%.

Prairie Oaks area:

291 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013 in the patrol beat (64). Historically, the average is 495 per year.

29 of the calls received from the beat during the first half of 2013 were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 2970 calls for service have been responded to in the beat; 251 of them Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 8.54%.

Training:

Officer presented a training session to residents pertaining to door-to-door sales people (solicitors). We discussed what defines a solicitor, registration requirements for them, constitutional considerations, and how residents can best partner with us in terms of enforcement.

Odds and Ends:

Again, the next meeting for the neighborhoods is scheduled for May 8th, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

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The primary purpose of the program is to encourage community building in our neighborhoods. To learn more about Nextdoor, please visit www.nextdoor.com

To receive informational phone calls from the village through our automated system, please register by visiting www.gurnee.il.us, the village’s web site.