Sheriff David Weaver
Guest speaker at the annual meeting was Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver who discussed key areas of concern in CPN. "The neighborhood watch program is critical in every community," said Weaver. "As neighbors, we have to look out for one another."
According to Weaver, thefts from open garages, unlocked doors and vehicles, remains a concern in the community. Weaver also reminded residents that "puffers," or vehicles left running in driveways, is a misdemeanor.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office receives more than 75 to 100 calls per week regarding traffic concerns in Castle Pines North alone. "If anyone sees a traffic violator, personally call me and give me the license plate number. I will sign a letter stating the offense and what the person was observed doing," said Weaver. "After the third offense, the violator will receive a ticket."
Jamie Moore, Director of Emergency Management for Douglas County, also spoke with residents about the County's emergency preparedness program.
According to Moore, dispatchers practice sending reverse 911 calls each month. "We can send important messages to your home phone," said Moore. "And, we can also utilize NOAA weather radio broadcasts to communicate important information." Moore also said many lessons have been learned from Hurricane Katrina. "If we've learned anything, it's that we won't depend on FEMA, Colorado or other counties in the event of a major catastrophe," said Moore.