I would like to take a moment to say, “Thank you” to everyone that has called my office in the last month to report a suspicious person or vehicle. It is truly a great feeling to know that there is an extra pair of eyes watching over PGA National.
As you know, summertime is here again. The kids are out of school and it’s time for the family vacation. It’s also a time for those with criminal intentions to search for their next victim(s). Between the months of June and September, PGA National experiences a spike in its major crimes in comparison to the rest of the year.
Residential burglaries and auto burglaries are examples of major crimes. In 2010, there were seven (7) residential burglaries and eleven (11) auto burglaries between those months. All vehicle burglaries were the result of unlocked doors – crimes of opportunity. In the cases of the residential burglaries, the point of entry was in the rear of the residence and on several occasions the suspects broke a glass sliding door.
In continuing with our promise to provide optimum security service, we’ve increased the number of, “Foot Patrols”. I felt it was necessary for us to step out of the patrol vehicles and step into the community. We will be conducting random foot patrols in all of PGA National. Our primary areas of focus will be those communities that back up against the golf courses. We will be out looking for any suspicious activity. So don’t be alarmed when you see us walking around your community. Nothing has happened, we’re just checking on you.
As residents of PGA National, you are our biggest asset in curtailing crime in your community. We depend on you to be our extra pair of eyes and ears. So please continue to call and report any suspicious person, vehicle, or activity.
If you have plans to go on that family vacation, remember to stop by any gatehouse and pick up a Property Check form. You can also submit a form on the Internet at www.gateaccess.net
As a PGA National resident, you must be ever vigilant. Whenever you leave your home – no matter for how long – always lock yours doors and set your alarm. Make sure your garage door is closed. Remember never hesitate to call security. The smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution. Report any suspicious persons and activity to security at 627-1600.