Neighbors Looking After Neighbors

The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) Neighborhood Watch committee gives Scripps Ranch residents an opportunity to look out for their community and help their neighbors. It’s part of the larger San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Neighborhood Watch program, which encourages local citizens to cooperate with law enforcement and help reduce crime in their communities. SRCA Neighborhood Watch hosts the area’s annual National Night Out on the first Tuesday of every August, as well as providing more routine services.

Part of the Neighborhood Watch mission is visibility in the community, and SRCA President Bob Ilko, SDPD Northeastern Lt. Duane Voss, and Councilmember Mark Kersey recently unveiled new Neighborhood Watch signs. As the representative for District 5, including Scripps Ranch, Kersey secured the funding for nearly 50 new Neighborhood Watch signs for the Scripps Ranch community.

“Scripps Ranch is one of the most engaged communities in San Diego, with neighbors looking out for each other,” Kersey shared. “This community has come together through devastating wildfires, and that same determined, unified spirit resonates in Neighborhood Watch.”

Kersey added, “When citizens organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities, they reduce opportunities for crime by simply demonstrating a presence.”

Learn more about SRCA Neighborhood Watch and how you can get involved at