Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch is helping launch a 24 hour / 7 day-a-week private security patrol program (MAPP – Melrose Action Patrol Program) with a company called Security Specialists that will be available to residents and merchants in the Melrose Village area. It’s boundaries are NORTH of Melrose Av. to Romaine Av., WEST from La Cienega Bl. east to La Brea Av. The cost per month is $49.95.
In the midst of recent crimes in the area, neighbors have been asking for another layer of options regarding community security. We explored many options in terms of types and hours of coverage and a collective of neighbors said that a 24 hour-a-day / 7 day-a-week service was the best option to pursue. Also taken into consideration was that the Melrose Village and north Fairfax business districts and the surrounding residential area has issues unique to itself. The business districts have daytime and nighttime oriented businesses creating different dynamics at different times. We have schools in the area. We have a park that has activities from morning through night hours that function 7 days a week. The area several vacant properties, either awaiting demolition, under construction, or on the market for sale — many of these properties are known havens for transients that may be involved in criminal activity.
Statistically speaking — crime in our area on average has no bounds. See graphic on the right or above if on your smart phone. At the bottom of the statistics seen on a recent LAPD Wilshire Station crime map of our area — you can see under “Watch Count” the time of day that crimes in our area are essentially a split decision as noted for the week ending 9/16/2017. Hence our pursuit of a 24/7 patrol program.
As part of our new block captain/block contact volunteer network, guards and Dan Kaufmann our area’s security consultant and personal protection agent will stay in contact via a private Facebook group and communicate out pressing issues to keep neighbors alerted.
What services will you receive as a MAPP subscriber?
Services Include but not limited to:
Each participating home will be able to call our 24/7 800 dispatch number to request an ARMED response for suspicious activity, criminal activity, scheduled escorts,
Each participating home will be able to utilize our patrol service for alarm response to any existing alarm system, by simply notifying your alarm monitoring company and giving them our dispatch number and company information. We will respond to any activation at your home included in the patrol program at no additional cost thus saving you hundreds of dollars in false alarm fees from local law enforcement.
Our officers will do a physical inspection of your property when you are on vacation or away for an extended period of time. We will move or discard any items left on your property such as door hangers, newspapers, or any item that would indicate to a potential criminal casing the area that the home is vacant.
A simple call to our dispatch requesting a scheduled escort at your home is all it takes to have some extra piece of mind for you and your family. As agents of your property, we have full authority to inspect the interior and exterior of your property upon request. Our officers will meet you or a family member at your home when you arrive to make sure the house is secure when you arrive.
Each participating home or business in the patrol program will receive FREE signage for their property including yard signs, window stickers, phone stickers etc.
To sign up today, click or tap the link to download the needed documents. Once completed you can either email them or fax them to 1.818.785.7801 or drop them off in person at one of our meet up locations.
CLICK OR TAP HERE FOR PRIVATE PATROL SIGN UP FORMS
Contact Information For Our Private Patrol Company
Mr. Dan Kaufmann
Telephone 800.463.0444 Ext 309
If you have other questions, please contact Melrose Action at moc.n1511555512oitca1511555512esorl1511555512em@su1511555512-tcat1511555512noc 1511555512
If you live in the area SOUTH of Melrose, there is program available to you – Click or Tap Here