Make RPV Safe Campaign
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is launching a new public safety campaign “MAKE RPV SAFE” and encourages all residents to participate! The City and the Lomita Sheriff’s Station believe crime prevention requires the active cooperation of all members of the community.
Prevent Theft from Unlocked Vehicles
While crime in other categories have fallen, theft from unlocked vehicles has increased by 41% in RPV. An unlocked vehicle is an easy target and it only takes seconds for a thief to grab what’s in plain sight, check the usual hiding places for other items and get away. Preventing theft from unlocked vehicles requires the participation of all RPV residents.
In order to create awareness about this public safety issue, the City and the Lomita Sheriff’s Station have created a safety report card “Look and Lock” as a means to connect with residents and provide additional information including tips to prevent theft from an unlocked vehicle.
Distribution of “Look and Lock” Safety Report Cards
We are looking for resident volunteers such as HOA Board members, Block Captains, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, and Volunteers on Patrol (VOP), to coordinate and schedule volunteer activity. City Staff will alert the Lomita Sheriff’s Station once a volunteer activity is scheduled and of the designated area volunteers will walk through to observe if a vehicle is unlocked, if a window(s) is open and if valuables are in plain sight. Volunteers will complete the safety report card and place it on the vehicle windshield.
What Can RPV Residents Do to Prevent Being a Victim?
Practice these Auto Protection tips every day:
- ALWAYS lock all doors and close windows.
- REMOVE any valuable items in your car. If you must leave them in your car, put them in the trunk where they are out of sight.
- Park in locked garages if at all possible.
- Set any alarm or anti-theft device.
- REMOVE garage door remotes from vehicles.
Stay Informed & Connected
RPV residents are encouraged to sign up for public safety email and text notifications at www.rpvca.gov and select “Email and Text Notifications.” Enter your email address and select the Public Safety list.
Be Involved and Make RPV Safe!
If you are interested in volunteering and for more information including how to collect materials, please contact Jacqueline Ruiz, Administrative Analyst in the City Manager’s Office, at (310) 544-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.