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Chair Position Open, the committee coordinates with our Crime Prevention Specialist and other 5th Precinct representatives to provide the neighborhood with information and suggestions for improving the safety and security of our community.
Current and past focus areas include making improvements to lighting in strategic areas, assisting residents on how to improve personal and home safety and keeping everyone in the neighborhood aware of potentially unsafe situations.
Compared to other areas of the city, we’ve really got it pretty good here in Lynnhurst, but there is always room for improvement.
Over the summer months, the biggest issue by far is theft from garages and cars. Please remember to lock your doors and roll up your windows, leaving no valuables or bags in sight within the car. Another important tip is to remove or at least hide from view any garage door openers from you cars. When out working in the yard, if you won’t be in view of your garage door, close it. Taking things from your garage is an easy crime of opportunity.
If you see something unusual or out of place, the precinct urges you to call the issue in. If it is an event or activity currently in progress, call 911. If you are calling in an issue that has occurred in the past, you can call 311.
An active Block Leader system is an important piece of keeping Lynnhurst safe and sharing information with neighbors. If you are interested in finding out who your Block Leader is or becoming a Block Leader, contact our Crime Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Waisanen .
To learn more about the Block Leader system, you can view the training presentation below.