San Tan Heights Community Watch started as a result of the housing boom in 2005. Pinal County wasn’t ready for the influx of people; more people, more crime. It’s just a fact of life. But this community literally waited an hour or better for a Deputy to arrive after a call was made back then.
So we felt it was time to take matters into or own hands and start a Block Watch. We’d never done anything like this so we went to the pros, the Sheriff’s office. Sargeant Stormee Wallace met with us and a few neighbors on our driveway (the original meeting hall) and gave us some very easy and practical steps to start a Block Watch.
One of the things Sergeant Wallace recommended was regular monthly meetings. We did that for a few years but the fact of the matter is that not everyone’s schedule coincides with ours. Although we had good information to get out through guest speakers and updates, the message just wasn’t getting out to the residents like we wanted it to.
But with the advent of social media, getting that information out has been a lot easier.
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