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Crime Update

Please be aware that there have been a large number of robberies of items taken FROM people's mailboxes in Fulton and surrounding counties! Please DO NOT put outgoing items in your mailbox that contain any personal or payment information. Please use USPS mailboxes located at the post office or other secured locations!
 
*Avensong does not allow soliciting and the City of Milton actually does require a permit for solicitors. If someone is coming to your home and you don't want them there, you do have the right to tell them to leave. If you're not sure whether or not someone is soliciting, call the police.
 
The short definition of soliciting from the City of Milton Code is...to request an immediate donation of money or other thing of value from another person, regardless of the solicitor's purpose or intended use of the money or other thing of value, including employment, business or contributions or to request the sale of goods or services. Not-for-profit, religious and political entities are not considered solicitors.
 
 
Purpose of the Neighborhood Watch

Working closely with Milton Police and Citizens Together (MPACT), the Avensong Neighborhood Watch program enlists the active participation of residents to prevent crime and protect property. This program is separate and distinct from the homeowner's association or the board of directors; however, the Avensong HOA allows this group to meet at our clubhouse.
 
Neighborhood Watch crime prevention programs are a proven and effective means to substantially reduce not only the incidence of residential burglaries in a specific geographical area, but also the incidence of other crimes as well.
 
 
What Does the Neighborhood Watch Program Do?

The Neighborhood Watch Program involves the following:
  • Neighbors getting to know each other and working in a program of mutual assistance
  • Residents being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in the neighborhood by becoming Neighborhood Watch Block Captains
  • Implementation of crime prevention techniques, such as home security, operation identification, and others, thus making it much more difficult for criminals to perpetrate a crime in our community
 
When Does the Neighborhood Watch Meet?

Unless otherwise noted, the Neighborhood Watch Program meets at the clubhouse on alternating months on either the 1st Wednesday at 7:30pm or the 1st Saturday at 10:00am. .  Please check the website calendar for scheduled meeting dates. If you'd like to be added to the Neighborhood Watch email list to receive updates and notices, please contact the Neighborhood Watch.
 
How Do I Get Involved?

This program is chaired by Howard Drobes. To get involved in the Neighborhood Watch Program or inquire about serving as a block captain, please contact Howard.
 
What Can I Do to Help Prevent Crime?

Here are some tips to keep your property and valuables safe and secure:
 
  • Tips to deter home invasions
  • Do not leave valuable in vehicles in plain sight. This includes GPS devices, MP3 players, laptop computers, loose change, handheld games, DVD players, bags or boxes that might entice a would-be thief, purses, wallets, cell phones or chargers, or cameras.
  • Take all these items with you inside your home.
  • Always lock your vehicle, even if you plan to return to your car only after a few minutes.
  • Park in your garage (with the door closed and locked) or in a well lit driveway. Do not park on the street.
  • Install a motion sensor flood light facing over your driveway and sides of your home.
  • Never place computer, TV, or other expensive electronic equipment boxes out to the street in plain view of would-be criminals on trash day. Break these boxes down and place them inside the trash cans.
  • Always call 9-1-1 if you see suspicious persons.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you call 911 from your cell phone you MUST mention CITY OF MILTON or your call will be routed to Forsyth County!
 
Simple, common sense measures can help you from becoming a victim.
 
 
Helpful Crime-Related Links 

 
Smart911 - Milton residents may now use the Smart911 notification system to enhance the information available for first responders in an emergency situation. To sign up, visit www.smart911.com and choose “Create Safety Profile.” You will be asked a series of questions that provide fast, reliable information to police, firefighters, and EMTs in an emergency.
 
CodeRed - Community Notification Enrollment - Be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Attend a Rape Aggression Defense course - The Milton Police Department is now offering a rape and aggression defense class for women and girls ages 13 and up.
 
Crime Reports - See reports in our area. "CrimeReports gives the community an added level of comfort to know what's going on in their neighborhood."