Introduction: Wayne gregory, live in bayovista with my wife and daughter, our dog Olive and a couple of gophers that I can’t seem to get rid of… oh… did I mention the 10 thousands ants that are sometimes uninvited house guests? Very few statements one can make and have such unanimous agreement as, no one likes crime. We’re all here taking our valuable time to talk about how to reduce crime… I would guess that not even criminals like crime… it’s more a matter of employment. Crime diminishes our sense of security and community Getting back to Crime… now one likes it… not even criminals… for them it’s more of a job than a passion. But crime has a huge impact on us, our sense of security, sense of pride for our community and has a corrosive impact on our property values… Anyone here pleased with their falling home values? (just making sure that I’m in the right room). No one is interested in buying a home, plunking down 20% of half a 3, 4 or 5 hunderd thousand dollar home to find out the next year that their 20% equity stake is not 15% or less. Trouble is as home owners we have little power in turning that equation around. Our home values are a function of lots of things that are out of our control… city programs, national trends, job creation, proximity to good jobs. City government has a big responsibility to bring in businesses that can help support a life style that will But as we discuss solutions or strategies to combat crime I’m more interested in those strategies that bring us together as a community. Strategies like Neighborhood Watch that encourage communications among neighbors because it’s that public chatter that help make our communities more cohesive and friendly… because people get to know each other. The program I’ve created has a powerful component for that kind of interaction… so let’s get started.
Ask if there are any criminals in the audience? Ask if anyone has had a criminal thought recently? Ask if someone has recently Jwalked? Finally, tell them that Jill will answer the questions.
They Get Big! We need to get BIG just like this peacock. We need to have eye working all over our community.
Problem Solving Methodology
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Start a Crime Prevention Wave! A Community Plan to Reduce Crime Presenter: Wayne Gregori www.LicenseLook.com
Desired Results <ul><li>Deter (discourage criminals) </li></ul><ul><li>Catch criminals that persist </li></ul><ul><li>Create greater connections among residents </li></ul>
To Deter or Prevent? <ul><li>Deter: v.; to discourage from acting or proceeding; </li></ul>Prevent: v.; to keep from occurring;
The Criminal Mind <ul><li>What is the Great Human Obsession? </li></ul>Reduce Risk!
Taking a Cue From Mother Nature <ul><li>How do animals “deter” predators? </li></ul>Getting BIG How do We to Get BIG?
Getting Big with Crowd Sourcing <ul><li>What is Crowd Sourcing? </li></ul>The power of “the crowd” to create valuable information that can solve complex problems. Requires a System
Police Using Crowd Source <ul><li>Patrol Cars Scan License Numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placing vehicle at an exact location and an exact time </li></ul></ul>
Now We Have a System! A System that allows us to track Suspicious Vehicles and Solicitors placing them at a definite location and time. The data is accessible and actionable by the local police.
<ul><li>Start a Virtuous Cycle of Events </li></ul>Start this in My Neighborhood? <ul><li>Notice the Yard Sign </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up for Email </li></ul><ul><li>Be reminded daily to participate </li></ul>Your Neighbor Will:
How Do They Measure Up? Nationally known allowing for easy neighborhood organizing? Is a visible and easily seen message of deterrence? Is a credible (and feared) deterrent to the criminal element? Opportunity to easily expand deterrent foot print? Ability to keep residents engaged in the crime fighting process? Opportunity for organic expansion of deterrent foot print? Ability to aid police in capturing criminals? Helps build and strengthen community relationships? Pursued by Technology – Public Data! Community Content in Weekly Email to Residents and Police Yard Signs – Email Sign-ups Adjacent Neighborhoods License Numbers Easily Accessed – Public Website Recognition for Community Participation in Email / Website
Next Steps <ul><li>Find 2 or 3 neighbors and install LL signs in the front yard (sign up for email) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a Driveway Social. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the LL website to create invitations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage your neighbors to sign-up </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your HOA about participating </li></ul><ul><li>No HOA? Purchase 5 garden signs online and organize your block </li></ul>
Thank you - Questions <ul><li>Wayne Gregori </li></ul><ul><li>510-895-1066 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
Local Crime Prevention Officer San Leandro Crime Prevention Officer Tim DeGrano (a 23 year veteran) says, “ ...I t's always a challenge to keep residents engaged in watching over their neighborhoods. Not only does LicenseLook present a great potential to deter crime but it will increase our chances of capturing those determined criminals thanks to the license data collected...”