Other Ways You Can Help
Don’t have a lot of time to participate but still want to help your community?
Join the Ventura NextDoor Community
Time Commitment: As much or as little as you want
The PBCC encourages all residents to join Ventura’s NextDoor community by signing up here. To ensure your safety always remember it is important to: (1) First report all crimes and suspicious behaviors to VPD by calling 911 or the 24/7 non-emergency dispatch number at (805) 650-8010. Then, if you are comfortable sharing the issue online or simply want to alert other nearby neighbors about the issue: (2) Post a notice about the crime or suspicious behavior in your neighborhood community.
Order Neighborhood Watch Signs for Your Street
Time Commitment: Place a call or send an email
One of the best ways you can help the community to reduce crime is to order a neighborhood watch sign! It takes only a few minutes, but makes a huge difference for the community by sending the message that the neighborhood is organized and ready to report crime and suspicious behavior to the police. It also lets suspicious persons that Pierpont Bay residents are caring and watching out for each other. Simply order a sign from the Ventura Police Department by calling Ashley Bautista at the VPD at (805) 338-4317 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before calling, be sure to have some idea of where you would like to have the sign installed. For example, “Facing the street on the light post closest to the front of my house on the 1000 Block of Pierpont Blvd.” or ” Facing the alley on the lightpost behind my apartment on 2700 Harbor Blvd.”
Join the Graffiti Reporting Crew
Time Commitment: Got a camera? Take a pic and report it.
See graffiti in the neighborhood? Report it!
Depending on your location, you can use different methods:
City Property: Send pictures and location to: Call 805-654-7805 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Cal Trans Property: Online report submissions and photo uploads: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/paffairs/faq/faq4.htm
Private Property: If you are cleaning graffiti on property, a neighbor (who does his part to keep it clean in Pierpont) offered this recommendation for “Krud Kutter Graffiti Remover.” Its available on Amazon and runs about $10-14 a bottle. If its not your private property you are planning to clean up, you are advised to ask for permission (Safety first!). Then, upload your before and afters to the “Graffiti Removal Thread” in the Pierpont Neighborhood on NextDoor. Thank you you to our local graffiti fighter for the idea and to all the neighbors who’ve joined in!