Thank you to our neighbors at Bernalsafe for the summary of the community meeting.
Ingleside Station Monthly Community Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Ingleside Station Community Room. All are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held by Captain Mahoney. The next meeting is May 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to hear about our community and ask questions regarding safety and crime.
Notable information for Sunnyside from the April 17th meeting:
Most robberies continue to be cell-phone-related, with an uptick in those occurring on MUNI buses. Captain has asked every officer to ride MUNI twice a day. MUNI has great video surveillance; many arrests stem from video captured on MUNI.
Safe Haven: a program where merchants put up a sign in their window. If a person walking down the street and feels intimidated, they can go into a business with a sign and ask for help.
Police department will lose around 400 officers by 2014 through retirement. Without budget increase, there will be no new Police Academy classes to train new officers. This means that police will be taken off all the proactive programs that prevent crime before it happens, such as beat patrols, in order to react to the crime that takes place. Oakland, Vallejo, and Sacramento have all had to gut their police forces and now lack key departments like narcotics and gang task forces. Basically, all they can do is respond the most urgent emergency calls.