In the autumn of 1976 several Windcrest homeowners formed a Citizens Security Awareness Patrol. Its purpose was, and still is, to assist our police force by patrolling the city.
It is from this initial effort that the present day Windcrest Citizens' Patrol developed. Today our major mission is to be the eyes and ears for the police department
, fire department
and EMS. For the 30 years the patrol has been active, many hours have been volunteered by concerned citizens.
The main mission of the patrol is "to be seen" and to report via a supplied cell phone when help from police, fire or EMS is needed within the city. The patrol does not get directly involved.
The City of Windcrest provides a specially marked Windcrest Citizens' Patrol vehicle. One's own vehicle can also be used; magnetic signs are available.
The patrol is composed of four teams, each headed by a team leader. Each team is assigned specific days of the month to patrol as follows:
|Team #1 (1st to 7th):
|Team #2 (8th to 14th):
|Team #3 (15th to 21st):
|Team #4 (22nd to end of month):
Helma Ann Martinez
Most patrols are during the weekdays, with morning and afternoon shifts. Evening, night and weekend shifts are available for those whose schedules demand other times. Some members patrol monthly, others bi-monthly or even less frequently. Patrols are to last a minimum of two hours.
Windcrest is an oasis in an area that is rapidly growing. We have excellent police, fire and EMS forces within the city. If you are interested in being a part of the Windcrest Citizens' Patrol in helping to maintain the security and safety of our city please fill out an application
and return it to the Windcrest Police Department.
We are all volunteers and we need your help