On behalf of Allied Universal and the security staff at PGA National. It gives me great pleasure to inform you of the notable year 2018 was in security. Security calls for service increased by three percent in 2018 after seeing some decline over the previous years. The continued support from the residents is the contributing factor.
Over the past three years major crime within PGA National has continued to decline. Residential burglaries, auto burglaries, stolen vehicles and theft are examples of incidents classified as major crimes. In 2018, there were thirty-four recorded major crime incidents in PGA, which is a twenty-one percent drop from 2017 with forty-three. In my opinion the most significant area of decline was in the number of residential burglaries. In 2018, with nearly five thousand homes, PGA National recorded two residential burglaries, compared to the fifteen that was recorded in 2017. Now that’s something we all can be proud of.
In 2018, on two separate occasions, with the help of residents, while working in conjunction with Palm Beach Gardens Police Department. security assisted with the arrest of two nefarious individuals. Of the two, one was a drug dealer who was operating out of his home in PGA National. Although the numbers don’t suggest it, there was also a decline in auto burglaries as well. There were fourteen reported auto burglaries, eleven of those occurred off Fairway Dr.
As we begin 2019, with our commitment and focus renewed, we are ready to face the challenges the year brings. As always, security’s success is predicated on the involvement of the community we serve. Together we will continue to create change and make a difference.