West Austin Neighborhood Group

Preserving and Protecting West Austin


    West Austin Crime and Safety Seminar

    April 14th, 2009
    by admin

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 22, 2009 (6:30 – 8:30 PM)
    O.Henry Middle School Cafeteria, 2610 West 10th Street

    A.        Call to Order (6:30 p)

    B.         Feature Speaker (6:30-7:00 p) — Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Austin Police Department

    C.        Guest Speaker (7:00-7:15 p) — Peter H. Price, Principal, O.Henry Middle School, will address the school’s initiatives to address school safety concerns

    D.        APD discussion (7:15-7:45 p) – Discussion topics:  West Austin neighborhood crime statistics, current neighborhood scams, residential and vehicle burglary prevention tips, personal security, using 911 emergency and 311 non-emergency calls, organizing neighborhood watch programs and neighborhood “Citizens on Patrol” program, etc. (APD Commanders Antonia Singletary and Chris Noble; Lieutenant Gena Curtis; and Central West District Representatives David Knutson, Dana Munguia, Armando Rodriguez, and Troy Schouest)

    E.         Brief Question and Answer Session with APD, security companies, and neighborhood crime reporting resources (7:45-8:15 p)

    F.         Breakout Presentations (8:15-8:30 p)

    1)     APD Crime Prevention Programs and Information

    2)   City of Austin Code Enforcement Information

    3)   Security company presentations on home security products and services (All Safe Security, Crenshaw Alarm, Mesa Home Systems, etc.)

    4)      Do-it-yourself security and surveillance measures (Best Buy, Oliver Custom Homes, etc.)

    5)      “Yarding” Your Dog To Provide Good Home Security (Invisible Fence, Tony Garcia or Barbara Arledge)

    6)      Online Crime Reporting Resources Presentation by Jack Darby ()

    a)      Krimelabb Citywide Crime Data Plotting Tool —http://www.krimelabb.com/_live/view/_welcome.php

    b)      West Austin Crime Listserv —

    c)      APD Crime Listing by Neighborhood Association —http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/police/neighbor_crime.htm

    d)      Texas DPS Registered Sex Offenders Database — https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Portal/index.aspx

    G.                  Adjourn (8:30 p)

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