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Students’ safety is one of my most important priorities. Students need to feel safe at school, at home, and their neighborhood, in order to be able to function 100% at school.
Speaking to Cerritos residents about the benefits of Neighborhood Watch. October 17, 2018.
In education we say, “It takes a village to educate a child,” well it also takes a village to be safe.
I’ve been involved with neighborhood watch for many years. We started to expand exponentially around 2015, with help of our new Sheriff Captain. I started using social media in my own neighborhood, then I started a Captains WhatsApp group to be able to communicate with other captains and neighborhoods around the city. From one day to the next we went from a few dozen residents communicating to a few thousand ayes keeping watch and helping each other.

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