Our next General membership meeting for the Heritage East Association of Residents (HEAR) will be on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00-8:00 at the North Domingo Baca Multi-generational Center (7521 Carmel Ave. NE - west of Wyoming, just north of Paseo del Norte). We will have a meet and greet before the meeting starting at 6:30 pm. For more information check out our calendar event for the meeting.
Following our very successful mixed daytime and nighttime patrol schedule that Tru Security provided to the neighborhood during the holiday season we are working continuously with their team to develop a continuously changing program of mixed daytime and nighttime patrols that is responsive to emerging patterns of incidents in the neighborhood. The HEAR leadership receives daily reports from the Tru Security patrol, and these reports, in combination with information available through crimemapping.com (the website that the Albuquerque Police Department uses to provide maps of crimes in the city), help us update our neighborhood patrol strategies as needed.
Please remember - For emergencies call 911. For non-emergency incidents TRU Security can be contacted, day or night, at 505-515-0067 (alternate number: 505-712-8721).
If you would like to share information about an incident or suspicious activity with your neighbors you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that it be sent out through our neighborhood mailing list.
HEAR will be holding the next General Membership Meeting next week - Thursday, October 16. Light refreshments will be provided. All Heritage East residents are invited and encouraged to attend! We will start with a meet and greet at 6:30, with the main meeting starting at 7:00. More Information.
Your aluminum recycling donations benefit your Neighborhood Association and we encourage you to contribute to HEAR through making your donations on the following dates over the next three months:
- September - Saturday, August 30th (yes we know it's not September, but it is darn close)
- October - Saturday, October 4th
- November - Saturday, November 8th
Susan Tackman will be at Rotary Park from 8:30-11:00 am on these dates with her red/burgundy GMC pickup truck to take your donations.
You may or may not know that, as of March, this year, HEAR has hired a new security company to patrol our neighborhood. They are “TRU Security”. As with our prior security company, TRU Security is patrolling seven nights a week between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. They will be patrolling three times per night. Also, as before, during certain times of the year we will switch to daytime patrols.
TRU Security patrols using white, unmarked, Ford Crown Victoria police style cars, with black push-bars on the front of the vehicle. The cars do not have a rotating amber light on top, but do have standard police style internal multicolor flashing lights in front and back. They will only turn on the flashing lights when they stop to investigate an incident, or when they stop to do a “walk-up” to a home to report an open garage door.
There are several noteworthy differences between TRU Security and our prior security company:
1. TRU hires officers who are former and retired police and military personnel.
2. TRU patrol officers are armed with guns, tasers and pepper spray. Also, they have have lapel video cameras which they use to record any incident they encounter. The security company’s first line of defense is to call the police! They will only draw/use a weapon as a last resort if they are severely threatened and in immediate personal danger.
Note: For emergencies call 911. For non-emergency incidents TRU Security can be contacted, day or night, at 505-515-0067 (alternate number: 505-712-8721).
*For more in-depth information about TRU Security, please refer to their web site: http://www.trusecurity.org/index.html
TRU Security is providing HEAR with weekly incident reports. Aside from two incidents involving teens smoking pot in their cars near Rotary Park (police and parents were called), the majority of incident reports are of open garage doors. Thankfully, there seem to be fewer garage door reports then in the past.