Sun City Anthem Neighborhood Watch Update
A virtual 2020 SCA Neighborhood Watch annual meeting for all SCA residents will be available from October 29 through November 19 on SCA-TV (www.suncityanthemtv.com/). All Sun City Anthem residents can go to that website beginning October 29 to view this program. The Neighborhood Watch article in the October Spirit (page 24) presents the details about the program. The program will include a very interesting Q+A session with Captain Eric Buck, Commander of the HPD West Patrol Division. HPD Chief Thedrick Andres is also scheduled to make comments. Some Sun City Anthem residents may also be able to view it on Cox Channel 1960. The SCA Community Patrol and SCA EPSG will also have presentations. Nearly all Neighborhood Watch annual village meetings in 2020 had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. This one virtual meeting will replace those meetings to fulfill our requirement to have an annual meeting for all SCA villages.
Crime in Sun City Anthem continues to be exceptionally low. Through September we have had only 25 crimes (6 burglaries, 18 thefts and 1 robbery). This compares to 35 crimes in 2019 and 49 in 2018 for a similar period. One factor is that folks are staying at home during COVID-19, which discourages burglaries. But another factor is the Neighborhood Watch Program in Sun City Anthem, which has hardened homes, installed video surveillance, and increased awareness of what to do to prevent crime.
Be safe, and remember to practice Neighbors Looking Out for Neighbors.
Don Manning, Co-Leader, Sun City Anthem Neighborhood Watch Program