Safety & Security

We should be cautious in our seemingly “safe” square tucked away from the mainstream. Carlyn Square will remain an oasis if we are prudent in our movements and observations.

Safety

Please be alert and cautious when driving through the neighborhood. Observe the posted 15 m.p.h. speed limit. The consequences of children darting into the thoroughfare from between parked cars can be devastating. The lowered curbs for the handicapped at our entrance present easy access to the driveway for children on bikes, tricycles, skateboards, and roller skates. Parents, please instruct your children about the potential dangers of the square.

Security

Carlyn Square is easily accessible to strangers because of its location between major roads and proximity to the Glen Forest Elementary School. We can keep our neighborhood safe in several ways:

    • Light your front and rear entrances at night.
    • Lock your doors, including your car's.
    • Learn to recognize your neighbors.
    • Look for anyone or anything out of order and report it. Note the license plate any strange vehicle in the area.

Neighborhood Watch  Our physical presence deters crime. As a result, we have assigned routine nightly Neighborhood Watch duties to each household according to the calendar below. If you cannot meet your commitment, please switch with a neighbor or call Pete Smith (see contact details in Resident Directory). Awareness and observation are the keys to the program.

Choose the approach that suits you:

    • Passive Observation  Observe Carlyn Square to detect suspicious or unusual activity during evening hours.
    • Walking Patrols   Walk in pairs to deter suspicious activity. If a suspicious event continues, do not interfere! Call the police.

Household Neighborhood Watch Calendar (by day of the month)

1
3232
2
3233
3
3316
4
3310
5
3322
6
3235
7
3308
8
3315
9
3304
10
3325
11
3309
12
3230
13
3329
14
3234
15
3324
16
3318
17
3328
18
3301
19
3231
20
3312
21
3303
22
3305
23
3302
24
3321
25
3300
 26
3317
27
3313
28
3236
29
3323
30
3326
31
3306