Because of the recent uptick in crime in our area and nearby uptown areas, the GDSD Board of Commissioners has taken added precautions to increase patrol coverage starting today until the weekend. We once again encourage you to use the patrol to report any suspicious activity right away and to use the escort service as often as possible. Be sure to give the patrol number to your family and guests to use as well. The number to contact the officers on duty is 899-4373 (GDSD). Put this number in your cell phone as a direct contact number for easy access, and add it to your first responder list for your home alarm.
Other things you can do to be safer:
Remove all items from your car to remove the temptation of would be criminals. This is a simple thing we all can do to help keep our family and neighbors safer.
Keep your exterior lights on throughout the night. The beautiful trees in the Garden District add to its darkness. Any amount of light helps to deter crime.
Here’s hoping we all have a safe and happy New Year!