Lock your doors, even when you are home. Criminals who would enter your home when you are asleep are not afraid of you during the day either.
Lock your vehicle doors, change doesn't seem like a big incentive, but kids are fond of it, and whatever electronic gadgets you may have tucked under the seat. (yeah, they look there, glove box too)
If you see something suspicious, REPORT IT! What's the worst that could happen? It's nothing, "Well whew!" Trust your gut!
If you would like to be a block captain (and many are needed) contact a Co-Lead Captain. Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at the Association hall at 6pm. Duties include but are not limited to: passing out information, welcoming your new neighbors, attending meetings, and being awesome.
In theory, if you know your neighbors and your block captain, then you can report crimes to the police first, and the block captain second via email or preferred method, they in turn share with the section leaders and chair person/s, who then send pertinent information to the other block captains and an information tree is established. At no point are we to take the law into our own hands, patrol, or become vigilantes.
The more we can communicate with each other, the more proficient we will be at spotting and reporting crimes. Making a safer neighborhood for everyone is always a good thing!
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association