Category Archives: Neighborhood Watch and Patrol

The SRCC neighborhoods are easy targets for criminals and our residents have experienced an upsurge in the amount of home and auto burglaries within our boundaries. To combat this rise in property crime, we have formed the SRCC Neighborhood Watch and Patrol Program. If you are interested in protecting yourself or if you have been a victim of crime and want to help stop more of it from happening, we’d love to have you take part in our Neighborhood Watch Program. Just follow these steps:

1. Tell us you are interested. Get in touch with us by sending an email to Tom Groce at – please provide your name and address so we can be sure you are within the covered area.

2. Join or form a watch area. We will send you our Area Map so you can see if your house is already in an existing block captain’s area. If you are in an existing block captain’s area, you can contact them and start participating or, if they haven’t kicked things off yet, you can help them do so. If you aren’t in an existing block captain’s area, then we will give you instructions and materials to help you start your own.

3. Volunteer for our Patrol Program. If you can give us an hour every week or two, we’d love to have you join our pilot Patrol Program. After a very simple training session, you can sign up on our calendar to patrol areas of the SRCC and take a more active role in preventing crime in our neighborhood.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:
Tom Groce
Chair, Public Safety

Our APD District Representatives

The Austin Police Department has a system of district representatives who represent specific areas and serve as liaisons between APD and neighborhoods. These officers are our best points of contact with APD and can be a valuable resources for targeting problem areas and preventing crime. The city is divided into regions, sectors, and districts. The SRCC area overlaps with two different regions: Region 3 and Region 4. This means that we have two APD reps. If you live north of Oltorf and east of Congress Avenue, your rep is Officer Black. If you leave south of Oltorf and west of IH-35, your rep is Officer Rougeou. Both officers attended the October SRCC meeting to introduce themselves. Below is their contact information; please contact them directly if you have ongoing concerns with crime. If you need immediate assistance, always dial 911.

Andre Black, Region 3 Henry Sector 1 rep
(North of Oltorf, East of Congress Ave)

Shawn Rougeou, Region 4 David Sector 1 and 2 rep
(South of Oltorf, West of IH-35)

Our Constable is George Morales (Precinct Four): Phone: (512) 854-9488

Neighborhood Watch Patrol

From Tom Groce, Chair of Public Safety for SRCC: The SRCC is ready to restart the Neighborhood Watch Patrol. If you have an interest in participating in the Neighborhood Watch Patrol, please review the following: An explanation of the SRCC … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch Update

We are putting together a Google sign-up sheet so that members who have volunteered, and any future volunteers, will be able to select times and areas of the SRCC neighborhood to patrol as part of our reinstitution of the Neighborhood … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch Patrol program is re-starting!

After several years of languishing without a leader, the SRCC’s Neighborhood Watch Program is set to get back on track and back on our streets! Neighbor Tom Groce has volunteered to step up as Public Safety Committee Chair and will … Continue reading

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National Night Out- Oct 4th

National Night Out (NNO) is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. This year, NNO is Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. Residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin are asked to turn … Continue reading

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