A group of trained citizens who want to stop crime in their neighborhoods by being the "eyes and ears" of the West Valley City Police Department. Like the traditional neighborhood watch, mobile patrol groups report any crime and suspicious activity to the Police and their neighbors.
The purpose of citizen mobile patrol is to assist in deterring crime. Patrol members should report crimes and suspicious activity to the Police. These citizens can also educate their communities in good safety practices.
Successful efforts to combat crime requires the cooperative efforts of police and citizens. The police simply cannot be everywhere. For this reason, success in fighting crime is dependent on citizen cooperation and assistance. Many crimes might never be committed if citizens were more alert to suspicious activity and notified the police immediately.
Mobile Patrol kits will be made available through the Neighborhood Services Office. Materials will be checked out and are expected to be returned if your program becomes inactive. The kit will include:
Some things to remember about mobile patrol members:
Always consider their own personal safety as the first priority!