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Safety & Security

The Old Las Palmas neighborhood is both beautiful and safe yet, even here from time to time, untoward events occur. Recently, gardeners have reported incidents of tools and equipment being stolen by thieves taking advantage of open gates while the gardeners were working. So warn your gardener to be watchful and alert to strangers accessing your property while they are there.

By each of us making a practice of following those few simple security measures, miscreants will be inclined to take their mischief to more easily penetrable environments:

• Keep all the doors locked when you are away - even for a short time - and make a habit of always arming your security system when going out the door.
• Test your alarm system regularly.
• Don’t make your home vulnerable when you’re on vacation. Get to know your neighbors and ask them to pick up newspapers, phonebooks, UPS notices and anything that may accumulate at your gate or door your while you are gone.
• Keep perimeter and outdoor lights lit from dusk, and when you’re away, place a few interior lights on timers.
• Maintain photo records of your belongings.
• Be a good neighbor. Report any suspicious activity.

Old Las Palmas has two Neighborhood Police Officers and a Police Supervisor assigned to our neighborhood on daily patrol. We are asked to report any suspicious activity and neighborhood issues to these police officers who are assigned to Old Las Palmas. They are:

Officer Michael Sulak –
Officer Rhett Arden -
Police Supervisor Sgt Kelly Fieux -
Police Manager Lt. Paul Abshire - (760-323-8119)
Code Officer Nadine Fieger - (760-322-8364 Ext 8758)

If a resident has a non-emergency issue they can send an e-mail to the police officer or sergeant (supervisor) of our neighborhood. They can either request help, provide information and/or ask a question. If you do not get a response back by the next day, send that e-mail to the lieutenant. 

The Police should be called immediately, however, for any situation requiring a police presence: 911 in an emergency or 760-327-1441 (the direct telephone number to police crime dispatchers) for non-emergencies that need a prompt police response.

Residents who are Desert Alarm patrol and/or security subscribers can also call the patrol car (760-413-3800) as they are in the neighborhood and may be able to respond even faster.

If you are not yet a Desert Alarm patrol service customer, you can download information and the sign-up forms here:
Levels of service
Sign-up Form
Subscriber Information Form

Download the following files in PDF:
Tips For Securing Your Home
Secure Your Home
Crime Protection Tips
Burglary Protection Tips
No Soliciting
I.D. Theft Prevention Tips