Neighborhood Watch


April 2022: From Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Barbara Gellman: Thanks to those who have donated to Neighborhood Watch through Socks for Safety. They have made many people very happy along with contributing to UCCA’s Neighborhood Watch program and it will continue. New styles coming with some of the previous popular styles in mid-January, including St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the new flyer and order for birthdays, special events, thinking of you, apologies, appreciation gifts and “just because”. Suggested donation remains at 3 pair for $12.00 or $5.00 each and the funds go into the special Neighborhood Watch bucket for special events, programs, curb painting, appreciation gifts and possible crime and safety items. Be part of the conversation starters and sock flashers. Type in, click on Neighborhood Watch or Socks. Order by emailing me at with the style number, quantity, color and description along with your name and phone number. Cash or checks accepted made out to UCCA (socks on the memo line) when picking up your order.
Order Form available at: Socks For Safety Reorder Form #9 March 27 2022

How to Report a Crime to the San Diego Police Department:

For current Neighborhood Watch news, visit the Neighborhood Watch newsfeed at

A printable PDF flyer* of helpful phone numbers and websites is available for download at SDPD Northern Division Resource Phone List(1)

For a list of helpful phone numbers and websites with live links (compatible with mobile devices)  visit Neighborhood Watch* Contact List

Visit San Diego Neighborhood Watch at

For more information, contact Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Barbara Gellman at

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Run Hide Fight Handout

Run Hide Fight – Surviving an Active Shooter Event* is a short training video that has been used by many employers to educate their employees. Chances are you will never need this information but just knowing what to do could save your life.

*To download a Run Hide Fight handout to share, click or tap the handout image. The handout lists the guidelines outlined in the video Run Fight Hide and includes what to do when law enforcement first responders arrive on scene. 

Please note: While the guidelines listed are from this workplace video, they could be valuable in any active shooter situation. 

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STAR/PAL (Sports Training, Academics, Recreation/Police Athletic League) is a nonprofit organization that provides over 10,000 youth services annually in inner-city neighborhoods throughout the city and county of San Diego. STAR/PAL offers free educational, athletic, and recreational programs which focus on promoting youth safety, positive life choices, and academic success. STAR/PAL program directors are officers from the San Diego Police & County Probation Departments. These dedicated officers coordinate unique programs for underserved youth, with the assistance of additional law enforcement and community volunteers. By bringing youth and law enforcement officers together in this manner, STAR/PAL helps build safer communities in the future. For more information, visit

Do you have a Neighborhood Watch sign on your street? If you can’t see one from your house, then you may not be connected to University City’s Neighborhood Watch Network.

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of life in your area.

You will get to know your neighbors, and learn how to recognize and report crimes and suspicious activities, protect yourself, your family, and your property, protect your neighbor’s family and property, and identify crime and disorder problems in your area and work with SDPD personnel to solve them.

To become part of University City’s NeighborhoodWatch, contact Barbara Gellman, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, at For more information, visit San Diego Neighborhood Watch at