Toward the end of every year, the BHNA looks for ways to help our local community. This year, the Board focused on the impacts to families in our area in regard to the cost of living, housing, and the resultant stresses. With that focus, it was decided that donations would be made to two organizations which are incredibly important to our city.
At our November General Meeting, donations were proudly presented to the Police Activities League and CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse). The PAL provides recreational, educational, and leisure activities at little or no cost to thousands of San Mateo
youth, seeking to build a stronger and safer community. CORA has worked since the 1970’s to provide safety and support for families impacted by domestic violence though education, intervention, legal services and outreach.
The BHNA presented these donations to San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer, Police Activities League Fund Development Director, Lisa Tartaglia, and CORA’s Director of Development, Lynn Engel. (For more information about the PAL, go to www.sanmateopal.org. For more information about CORA, go to www.corasupport.org.)
SMPD will be speaking to BHNA at Feb General Meeting
In our February General Meeting we will welcome a representative of the San Mateo Police Department who will update us on recent developments and answer your questions. With the recent rash of bold home burglaries where people were at home we wanted to have SMPD discuss their efforts and provide guidance on how to keep same and what to watch out for. We look forward to learning more in our informative section of our meeting
Neighborhood Watch Block Captains are kept constantly updated on crime trends and safety information through Community Alerts, and are responsible for insuring their neighbors are receiving the information as well.
Block captains also organize neighborhood meetings or discussions to talk about neighborhood safety issues.
Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team!
Lt. Art Sanchez – Neighborhood Watch Contact
The Neighborhood Watch program is total resident participation and involvement in a police community cooperative battle against burglaries or other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is personal and property protection for you and your neighbors.
As an extension of the eyes and ears for your police department, your involvement will directly affect the crime rate in your neighborhood.
A Board of Directors made up of concerned residents oversees the program with support from the Neighborhood Policing Unit.
SMPD’s Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues.
SMPD Block Captain Introduction Letter
If you have any questions about Neighborhood Watch in San Mateo please contact our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Officer John Rink Sr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-522-7744.
SMPD’s Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues. View Policing Areas Map
Interactive Crime Map