COA is posting this DRAFT SAFEAlex schedule of next-phase activities and policies to provide an early indication to interested parties of how SAFEAlex intends to improve the quality of life for all Alexandrians. This draft is a work in progress and is being provided to the public for information purposes only. Because it is a work in progress, there are parts that are either missing or will be revised. The final version of this initiative is subject to change as development of the SAFEAlex program progresses pending proposed recommendations from public input.
Community/Region Profiles Phase II: SafeAlex Action Plan Community Crime Commission Outcomes and Assessments
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Support healthy eating and physical activity throughout the city.
Implementing sustainable policies and environmental changes.
Develop strong neighbor relations where neighbors watch out for each other.
Educate neighbors to recognize suspicious activity and take appropriate action.
Implement other crime deterrents such as basic home security measures.
Contribute to the reduction of neighborhood crime through crime prevention programs and literature.
Improve the physical appearance of dilapidated neighborhoods.
Eliminate the vacant, dilapidated and abandoned properties causing economic distress.
Restore distressed neighborhoods as appealing, attractive and healthy parts of the community.
Employ short-term volunteer programs throughout the City in a number of different areas.
Partner with organizations to identify additional short-term volunteer opportunities both locally and regionally.
Establish the Youth Commission to take on project-specific tasks.
Help the City to research, write, and propose specific ordinances.
Clean storm drains and catch basins, if safe, free ofdebris.
Do not walk or drive in flooded areas (danger of contaminants and open hazards invisible to you).
Heed executive orders and essential business directives.
Stay off the road if at all possible; take care of familymembers who need you; and get to higher ground in areas prone to flooding.
Keep debris and trash out of diversion canals anddrainage right-of-ways.
Know what to do after the storm:
Assist in removing minor debris from storm drains to reduce street flooding.
Limit travel during and immediately following the storm.
Be mindful of downed power lines; do not touch any low hanging lines of any type.
Avoid removal of debris in the vicinity of downed lines until declared safe by proper authorities.
Disaster Preparedness: A Checklist
City contacts before, during, & after the storm: First Call Non-emergencies 318 - 441 - 6231 Alexandria Police Department 318 - 441 - 6442 Alexandria Fire Department 318 - 441 - 6911 To Report a Power Outage 318 - 473 - 1301
DIAL 911 Dial 911 when the situation is an emergency or acrime is in progress:
If you see or hear a fight or a domestic dispute
If you see someone trying to force their way into a
home or a car
If you hear screaming or call for help
If you hear gunfire
If you hear a child being forced or beckoned into a
car or a home
If you hear an alarm or breaking glass
Any other emergency
DIAL 318-449-5099 Call APD directly any time the situation is not an emergency:
If you see suspicious behavior - such as someone walking in and out of yards or looking into cars
If you see a car driving around the neighborhood repeatedly with no apparent destination
If you see something that just looks out of place or unfamiliar and seems suspicious
If you see unknown people carrying property froma neighbors house or car
Any other non-emergency situation
Car Safety Tips
Close your vehicle windows.
Conceal valuables. Do this before you park as you may bewatched.
Lock your vehicle doors & do not leave spare keys hidden inor on your vehicle.