Neighborhood-WatchMeetings: Meetings are on the third Tuesday every other month. Please check home page for the next meeting date. Meetings are held in the clubhouse, which is located at 20361 Susan Leslie Drive.

Chairperson:     Joyce Cimbalista

Secretary:

Members:    Rick Thetga, Fernando Beltran, Mary Callahan

Courts and Ridges is proud to be an active participant in the Neighborhood Watch Program.

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Non-emergency activities in the community should be reported to the Sheriff’s Department using the following numbers:

703-777-1021
703-777-0445

Sign up for Emergency Alerts (Alert Loudoun 2.0), Traffic, Weather, County News via text/email.

Raughley Andrew J _thumbCommunity Liaison is Deputy A. J. Raughley, 703-771-5670 #6514, andrew.raughley@loudoun.gov. You may contact him for general questions or information. For suspicious activity or emergencies, do not contact Deputy Raughley. Please use the non-emergency numbers shown above or call 911 for emergencies.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service – report Mail fraud, Mail theft, Identity theft, Vandalism to mail receptacle:  877-876-2455
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/contactus/filecomplaint.aspx

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Daily Crime Reports

Neighborhood Watch Committee Charter (93k)

Neighborhood Watch Guide 

Map

 

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Newsletters

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Summer 2015

Winter 2015

Spring 2014

Winter 2014

Fall 2013

July 2013

April 2013

January 2010

February 2010 

April 2010

 

Committee Meeting Minutes

May 2016   March 2016    July 2015       March 2015        January 2015      October 2014     May 2014     February 2014, Incident Report
December 2013     September 2013     June 2013     May 2013

 

Objective:

The Board of Trustees wants to bring the neighborhood together to fight crime. Our major objective is removing opportunities for people to commit crime. We are very lucky to have volunteers who have stepped up to the plate and taken charge of this endeavor.

If you are interested in helping out with this project please contact the Neighborhood Watch Committee.

The members of the Courts and Ridges Community can help prevent crime before it begins, and in the process, build our community into a safer, friendlier, and more caring place to live. Statistics tell the story. Police and sheriffs’ departments in cities, small towns, and suburbs throughout the country report substantial decreases in crime and fear due to local crime prevention efforts, especially involving Neighborhood Watch programs.

We are looking for Committee members and Neighborhood Watchers. Sign up to help with the neighborhood watch program here.

 

Review of Crosswalk Laws for Drivers and for Pedestrians:

The drivers of vehicles entering, crossing, or turning at intersections shall change their course, slow down, or stop if necessary to permit pedestrians to cross such intersections safely and expeditiously. Reference Virginia State Code, 46.2-924 Drivers To Stop for Pedestrians. Pedestrians may believe they always have the right of way. NO pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic. Reference Virginia State Code, 46.2-923 How and Where. You are only to cross when traffic yields to the pedestrian not just jump out.

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The community can not ban solicitors, and even if signs were installed they could not be enforced.

To try to discourage solicitors at your door, you could post a small ‘No Soliciting’ sign.
See downloadable No Soliciting sign below that you can print and post.

This is the law in Loudoun County regarding solicitors (from the Sheriff’s website):
All for profit solicitors must register with the Sheriff’s Office. During this registration a criminal history check is performed and if the solicitor meets the requirements they are issued a solicitor permit.
Some solicitors do not need permits, such as those selling meats or vegetables.
To see a sample permit, see pg 3 here:
http://va-loudouncountysheriff.civicplus.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/573

Solicitors  are  also  given  a  copy  of  the solicitor  regulations  which  includes  the hours  they  can  solicit  and  a  code  of conduct. This regulation can be found in Chapter 828 of the County Code:
http://www.loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5607

If  you  encounter  a  solicitor  and  you  do not believe they have registered or their behavior is aggressive, rude, or threatening, you should call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 703-777-1021.
Deputies   will   respond   to   check   their status   and   to   ensure   that   they   are conducting business lawfully.

Download printable No Soliciting signs for your front door/window.

 

The National Crime Prevention Council On-Line Resource Center offers crime prevention tips for self, home, and family; community policing; neighborhood building; plus information on McGruff the Crime Dog and his nephew, Scruff. Find out how you can help Take A Bite Out Of Crime!

wwwbiteMcGruff the Crime Dog® and Take a Bite Out of Crime® are registered marks of the National Crime Prevention Council.