Major kudos are in order for Community Watch which recently earned statewide accreditation recognition.
The long process began in 2019, when Assistant Director of Community Watch Juliane Day contacted the Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission to inquire about obtaining accreditation status for the Community Watch dispatch center.
As the dispatch center for Community Watch is not a Public Safety Answering Point, a preliminary on-site inspection was required prior to allowing permission into the process. FLA-TAC Commissioner Lisa Cahill and Assessor Quanda English inspected the operations and functions of the Community Watch Dispatch Center and determined that it met the requirements. Of the 110 standards, Community Watch was required to meet 100 percent of all of the applicable standards.
We offer a hearty congratulations to Community Watch Chief Nehemiah Wolfe and his team.
Community Watch is always available in times of need. As a reminder, here is the long list of tasks Community Watch cares for and monitors each and every day in The Villages:
• Traffic control assistance at accident scenes
• Assistance to the seven law enforcement agencies within The Villages
• Malfunctioning gates and gate strikes
• Report malfunctioning street lights to applicable utility
• Unsecure doors – District buildings
• Open garage doors
• Abandoned vehicles and parking complaints
• Report suspicious persons, vehicles or packages
• Water main breaks
• Solicitation and noise complaints
• Fishing in unauthorized ponds or lakes
• House check responses
• Medical emergency assistance to The Villages Public Safety Department & Emergency Management Services
• Assistance to Community Standards
• Recreational vehicle storage facility patrols
• Water conservation violations
• Short-term gate attendant replacement duties
• Assistance to Recreation Department pool checks
• Assistance to Recreation Department on select holidays