Fishhawk Watch is a volunteer neighborhood watch program.
Fishhawk Watch is a program of the Emergency Preparedness committee, which appoints a Coordinator for the watch function and approves volunteers for the watch program.
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
Community Member Reporting
Emergencies should be reported by calling 9-1-1 and/or notifying the appropriate emergency responders. Community members who call 9-1-1 are encouraged to also make a report to Fishhawk Watch if they have information that would be useful to the wider FLRC community and/or if they have information that would assist the watch program.
Non-emergency events and concerns may be sent to the following email: email@example.com. Messages to the watch email will be received and reviewed by members of the watch group and FLRC Operations staff.
The volunteer members make rounds that include the following:
- Walking or driving the roads and paths around the lake
- Being alert for safety issues, such as downed power lines, hazardous trees, etc.
- Watching for security issues, including unknown people loitering near homes or property, signs of forced entry, unsecured homes, etc.
- Checking on common areas, such as watercraft landings, the community center, and the garden
- Looking over critical infrastructure, including the dam, fresh and waste water treatment plants, and the four sewer lift stations
- Noting other obvious community concerns, such as potential water leaks, storm damage to unoccupied homes, etc.
Volunteers Observe And Report
Volunteers are responsible for noting and reporting the things they encounter to the Coordinator of the Fishhawk Watch, as well as the Operations team, the Community Manager, and/or individual community members as appropriate.
Volunteers do not directly engage with suspicious persons or activity. Volunteers who discover or suspect criminal or other suspicious activity will call 9-1-1 in an emergency, or the non-emergency dispatch for the appropriate law enforcement jurisdiction for other circumstances.
Fishhawk community members with general questions or suggestions can contact the the committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, the watch Coordinator, Gary Granger, or the Community Manager.
The committee is seeking more volunteers to help us have an active presence around our community every day of the week. Please contact us at one of the emails listed above if you are interested.
- Gary Granger (Coordinator)
- Sue & Bob Mohnkern
- Lamont Smith
- Bill Slanaker
- Mike Johnson
- Clatsop County Sheriff non-emergency: 503-325-2061
- Columbia County Sheriff non-emergency: 503-397-1521