Archive | April, 2013 can make our community a better place to live simply by looking out for suspicious activity in our neighborhoods and reporting that activity to Calhoun County Sheriffs’ Department. Neighbors watching out for each other Support your community, Join the It’s free, and just one click of your mouse starts your membership. At the […]

The Evolving Neighborhood Watch

The Evolving Neighborhood Watch In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the need for strengthening and securing our communities has become more critical and, as a result, Neighborhood Watch groups have taken on greater significance. In addition to serving a crime prevention role, Neighborhood Watch can also be used as the basis […]

The History of Neighborhood Watch

The History of Neighborhood Watch Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and well-known crime prevention concepts in North America. The program has roots dating back to the days of colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. In the late 1960s, Neighborhood Watch came to the prominence due to an increase in crime rates. […]

Secret Storage Spaces

Secret Storage Spaces Everyone is in need of some type of secret storage space for important documents and other valuables that are kept in the home. Finding the right spot depends on each home or the furnishings that are available. There are several ways to build secret storage spaces. Some can be added to existing […]

National Sex Offenders Public Website

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. NSOPW is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and state, territorial, and tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children. First established in 2005 […]

Home Fire Safety

Home Fire Safety When buying, building or renovating your home, make sure all roofing materials are fire resistant. Never leave candles or other open flames burning unattended. Douse cigarette and cigar butts with water before dumping them in the trash. Don’t leave hot irons, or burning stovetops and outdoor grills unattended while in use. Double […]

What is Suspicious Activity

What is Suspicious Activity?  Anything That Feels Uncomfortable or Looks Out of Place. The effectiveness of the sheriffs’ department is enhanced by active participation on the part of our members, businesses and residents. By calling to report suspicious persons or activity, we not only aid the sheriffs’ department we make our community a safer […]

Arrests Have Been Made

Arrests have been made in connection with the outbreak of break-ins that started in December of 2012 and continued through early 2013. Sheriff Aleman expressed his gratitude for the patience Port O’Connor residents displayed during the departments investigation process. Sheriff Aleman reported earlier this month that two persons were arrested and several others had warrants out […]