In 2012, security conducted 250 Car Smart checks. For those new to PGA National, security conducts random community vehicle inspections known as the Car Smart Program. In this program an officer performs a visual inspection of multiple vehicles in the community looking for valuables in plain sight. Once valuables are discovered the officer makes an attempt to identify and contact the owner of the vehicle, bringing to their attention the potential of becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary.
As I stated earlier, last year security conducted 250 Car Smart Checks with 2% of those vehicles having valuables in plain sight. PGA National was subjected to 11 reported vehicle burglaries. So far this year, security has conducted 154 Car Smart Checks with not one vehicle having valuables in sight and one reported vehicle burglary.
In the majority of the cases relating to vehicle burglaries, the vehicles were left unsecured. In law enforcement this is known as a “victim assisted” crime. Remember that it only takes seconds for anyone to become the victim of a crime. Simply removing valuables, locking your vehicle doors, and if you have one, setting your alarm will greatly reduce the chances of becoming the next victim. So let us continue to work together and reduce criminal activity within PGA National.
As a reminder please fill out a “Property Check” form if you have plans to go away. You can pick up and drop off the form at any gatehouse. You can also fill out the form online at www.gateaccess.net . You are encouraged to report all suspicious vehicles, person(s), and activity and never hesitate to call security at 627-1600. Any information on the person(s) involved or vehicle description will be helpful. The smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution.