As many of you know, the Cultus Lake Park Board members are all residential leaseholders at Cultus Lake Park. Like you, we are concerned about the recent criminal activity of cars and homes being broken into in our community.
The Board and staff are taking this situation very seriously. As a result, we have increased security in the Park this weekend. In addition, on May 13, Community Policing begins in Cultus Lake Park. This will increase security in the Park. You can read more about the Community Policing initiative here.
This challenge is not unique to Cultus Lake Park. I have been told by several people that other communities in the area are also seeing an increase in break-ins.
The new Cultus Lake Park Community Policing initiative will increase security in our community – and that is positive step. It is also important for each of us to increase our vigilance.
I looked for some tips to increase security around our homes and vehicles and wanted to share them with you. They are:
- Remove valuables from your vehicle and lock the doors;
- Set the car and house alarms at night;
- If you have motion sensor lights outside your home, make sure that they are on. If you do not have them, consider installing them;
- Close and lock all exterior doors of your home;
- Close and lock all windows of your home;
- Do not leave valuables unattended on your patio or deck; and
- Put up a sign warning that the area is under video surveillance.
The Board sees the increase in crime as a serious issue and it is a priority for us. We are confident that the new Community Policing initiative will help in this area and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.
As a community, it is important that we work together to address the security challenges as we move into the summer months. We appreciate your awareness and vigilance in this area – and as a Board, we will continue to address the situation and to communicate with you about it.
Joe Lamb, Chair, Cultus Lake Park Board