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A WORD FROM THE MAYOR
Last week the Pearsall Police Department hosted a Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting at city hall. This is something I believe every neighborhood in town should be interested in. There have been numerous citizens asking me if we could get something like this set up in neighborhoods across Pearsall. The answer is yes and it’s fairly simple, and I highly recommend it. Get together with your neighbors establish a ‘team leader’ host a block party and invite the PD to send over some officers. The format is to create a network of citizens in your neighborhood to watch out for each other and work with the police to call in activity out of the ordinary. This is a valuable tool in our battle against crime by establishing a relationship with officers and hearing valuable tips citizens can take to help fight crime. An example I heard at the meeting is make a list of your valuable assets with make, model, estimated value and serial numbers and keep it in a safe place. So many times citizen that are victims of a robbery can’t identify their assets with a serial number, this is vital in the ability to recover the items. I wish we could get to the point where there are no robberies, but things like this can help lead to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for these crimes. A couple of times a year, host a block party, just to stay connected. A big part of a Neighborhood Crime Watch program is the ability to notify your neighbors when leaving for the weekend or going on vacation so they know to keep an eye on your house and property, as well as to be able to post signs around your block letting criminals know that citizens are watching. If you’d like more information on this you may contact the Pearsall PD at (830) 334-4169 and ask for Lt. Guerrero or Sgt. Ximenez.
God Bless the City of Pearsall, the County of Frio, the State of Texas, the United States of America and You.
Ben T. Briscoe
Mayor of Pearsall