National Night Out & Public Safety

WGNA Recognized by State Senator Beall 

re. National Night Out 2018; Public Safety with the SJPD;
projects with South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition; 
& an address by County Supervisor Dave Cortese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the last National Night Out hosted in Willow Glen on Tuesday 07 August 2018, California State Senator Jim Beall issued a Certificate of Recognition to Willow Glen Neighborhood Association.  The certificate from the Senator recognized the association "For efforts in unifying the community and standing up to crime, it is your dedication and commitment to the public that is making our community a safe place."

National Night Out was organized by The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association with the year's host, the Willow Glen Creamery, at the Willow Glen Town Square on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Willow Street.

National Night Out is a national program (trademarked) by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).  It occurs annually on the first Tuesday of August.  NATW describes the event as "an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live."   

In agreement with National Night out themes, WGNA regularly addresses issues related to public health and safety (police, fire, emergency response, coverage areas, public welfare, etc.). We frequently invite guest speakers from the San Jose Police Department (SPJPD) on the topic of a neighborhood watch and other anti-crime efforts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This last November 8th, 2018, we joined with County Supervisor Dave Cortese and the SJPD, plus South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition to address issues in the neighborhood.  The meeting was sponsored by WGNA, with joint participation by North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association and Gardner Neighborhood Association.  (See the separate post).

The November meeting and presentations were made by the San Jose Police Department' Crime Prevention Unit and included Steve Holmes from South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition on area projects close to the Gardner neighborhood and greater Willow Glen.  Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese also made an address on area crime, homelessness, affordable housing, and living wages.

A community discussion and workshop on crime prevention addressed questions and concerns relating to...

— How to improve your safety at home and in the community;

— Learning about recognizing and reporting suspicious activity, personal safety, burglary, and theft prevention;

We organized this meeting because many people have been expressing their worries about a number of law enforcement issues including the following: robbery prevention; suspicious loitering; trespassing; neighborhood watch; home invasions; carjackings; bicycle theft; illegal waste dumping; narcotics; prostitution; controlled substances; judicial process; area surveillance; patrolling; and more.

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