Hollin Hall Village Citizens Association

Neighborhood Watch

What exactly is Neighborhood Watch?  It's a community crime prevention program for Hollin Hall Village residents.  Here's an introduction from Fairfax County, and here's our take away on Neighborhood Watch and Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) websites.  FCPD websites let us know why the helicopter was flying overhead, what police responded to in your neighborhood, etc.

Our Purpose:  To prevent, detect & report crimes.  Enforcement action is always left to the Police.  Residents are organized to be alert to potential crime in the neighborhood and keep a watchful eye on our neighbors' homes.

Learn more about protecting your home and property!  Fairfax County encourages residents to complete a home contents inventory list and keep a copy in a safe place outside of your home.

Please keep your exterior house lights on at night and keep doors to your vehicles and your house locked all times.  Hollin Hall continues to have items stolen from unlocked vehicles.  If you are going to be away, ask a neighbor to pull in your trash cans and pick up your newspapers.  Don't hesitate to call the Fairfax County non-emergency number at 703-691-2131 if you observe suspicious activity, vehicles or persons.  If you view a crime in progress, call 911.  In certain cases you can make a crime report online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/reportcrime/

We invite you to join Hollin Hall Village Neighborhood Watch.  Contact Tim Foerster at timothy.foerster@gmail.com or 757-561-1821 to become active as a fundraiser, website manager, event planner or other areas of support.

You can also contact Tim to obtain a HHV magnet or sticker detail for the back of your vehicle.  The decals help make our community safer by identifying vehicles that are part of Hollin Hall Village.

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy our second annual National Night Out (NNO) at Mount Vernon Park on August 2, 2016.  The event was organized by HHV Neighborhood Watch and the Mount Vernon Park Association (MVPA), which turned out to be a great partnerhsip.   National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live" (from the National Association of Town Watch which introduced NNO in 1984).

We had a record turnout as families enjoyed a picnic dinner and live music; we met our Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Police Officers; crawled through a number of Fairfax County rescue vehicles; the kids ate popsicles; we met new residents; and distributed HHV vehicle decals and Neighborhood Watch information.

Many thanks to Margaret Keagle and Mary Godbout who organized this event along with all the other HHV and MVPA volunteers, as well as Crime Prevention Officer Robert Urps and Fairfax County Police Department and Fire and Rescue!

Reporter and former Hollin Hall resident Charles Paullin wrote a terrific blog about our 2016 NNO at: https://cpaullin.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/hhvca-makes-great-choice-with-mvpa-for-national-night-out/Thank you, Charles!

Join us on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Mount Vernon Park from 6 to 8 pm for National Night Out.  Mount Vernon Park is located at 8042 Fairfax Road.  First responders from Fairfax County Police, Fire and Rescue will provide a tour of their equipment in the parking lot, musicians will be performing next to the pavilion inside the park, dinner will be available from a food truck, and neighborhood safety information will be available from the Hollin Hall Neighborhood Watch table. 

FCPD posts alerts and community news pertinent to Hollin Hall Village at: 

https://hollinhall.nextdoor.com





 

 

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