We All Contribute to Community Safety

    King City Police Officers at the Dairy Queen grand opening. Tigard Life file photo.

    When we live within an active senior 55+ community association like King City, Summerfield and Highlands, the potential to solve the kinds of problems that plague individual homeowners is very good.

    Take community safety for instance. An individual homeowner can do very little to deter a burglary other than hire an outside security company to install an alarm which will notify the authorities after the break-in has occurred. More often than not, there is no way to communicate with their neighbors about security issues and the community is lacking in any enforceable rules and regulations that prohibit unauthorized parking and/or guests. All of which effectively deter residential burglary and crime.

    As residents of an active senior 55+ community association like King City, Summerfield and Highlands, you are given the opportunity to communicate with your neighbors, form a Neighborhood Watch Program, and benefit from community rules that your Board of Directors ensures are enforced.

    If we all kept an eye out on our neighbor’s house while they are away, reported suspicious activity and/or persons, and complied with our rules & regulations, then we would virtually eliminate the causes of neighborhood crime.

    It can be easy to complain about the restrictions and lack of personal freedoms that living within a community association entails. Instead, we can be focusing on how we can use our association to help improve the quality of our lives. 

    Let’s start focusing on the positives… and working together to preserve community safety. It is a great place to start!