Valmonte is a very safe place to live. We enjoy the fruits of a vigilant police force that preserves the privacy residents seek, with enough visible presence to keep would-be criminals from seeing Palos Verdes Estates as a place of opportunity. Compared to the national average, PVE’s crime rate is about 1/4, with the majority of the crime being burglaries and theft. Despite the low crime rate, burglaries are on the rise, and it is up to us, the residents, to help keep burglars at bay. How can you participate in keeping Valmonte safe? First and foremost please report any suspicious activities to the police. If you feel threatened or if it’s an emergency, dial 911. If it is not an emergency, dial the PVE PD number 310.378.4211. Prevention is a key element to stopping crime. PVE has a strong neighborhood watch program and has issued the following recommended actions:
Lock car doors and make sure no times are visible inside
Shred mail/papers with personal information on them
Obtain a locking mailbox
Pick up your mail daily
Close and lock garage doors when you are not inside the garage
Lock doors and windows when you are not home
Turn on your alarm when you leave
Have trusted neighbors pick up mail/packages when you are away
Get to know your neighbors
If you would like your Neighborhood Watch Area Coordinator and/or an officer to come and speak to your block on home safety, crime trends and how to avoid scams please contact the Community Relations Officer at 310-378-4211. To connect with your neighbors and stay tuned into local events, consider joining Nextdoor, a private social network that verifies members by their address; Valmonte has over 300 members in this network.
Thanks for making Valmonte a great neighborhood and please take the time to thank our local police officers when you see them next.