Neighborhood Watch


From Neighborhood Watch coordinator Barbara Gellman: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2022is first Tuesday of August is National Night Out and this year it is August 2, 2022. It’s a night that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

The traditional “lights on” campaign can be organized street by street with the help of  Neighborhood Watch captains. Each captain, or someone else on the street, volunteers to host the gathering and offers some food choices and beverages; whether it be pot luck or catered. One can provide games, music or just sitting around chatting in the driveway, front lawn or backyard. The hours can be anytime between 5:00-9:00 PM, your choice (Ex. 6:00-8:00).

This is an opportunity to get to know new neighbors and greet old ones and show support for our police who look to us to help with crime prevention through education, observation and reporting. At the end of the evening, please make sure your outside lights are on, gates locked, cars locked with nothing valuable visible and a new found feeling of “good vibrations.” If you decide to do this, please let me know as soon as possible at as to the time of your event and I will contact our Community Relations Officer, who in turn will set up the schedule of stops for the evening.

From UCCA’s Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Barbara Gellman: Socks for Safety is a fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch, our community crime prevention program, sponsored by University City Community Association (UCCA), in partnership with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

Get a Pair of Socks when you make a donation to UCCA’s Neighborhood Watch Program. Take a look at the many styles currently available at Socks for Safety Order Form 6-16-2022

To order, email your name, email and phone number to Include quantity, style #, description and color. (example: 1 – FC-29 Border Collie, pink). You will be contacted to arrange donation and delivery. If mailed, postage will be added according to current postal fees.

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