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SAFETY IS NUMBER ONE

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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