SAN DIEGO -- Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol spokesperson and North Park Community Association (NPCA) board member Edwin Lohr announced the formation of a North Park Citizens’ Patrol at the March 13 NPCA board meeting. Intended to be a division of Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol, Lohr’s presentation was in part to ask for volunteers so the organization could move forward with launching the second patrol group.
“We’re not the police. We don’t carry weapons and we don’t pull anybody over,” Lohr said, “but we’re helping make a difference in the community by being its eyes and ears, and that’s why I’m here tonight: to make a difference.”
Formed in 2006, Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol is a LGBT, volunteer-led neighborhood watch with more than 30 members who receive training from the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). In addition to patrolling the Hillcrest area Thursday through Sunday nights, the group also focuses on crime prevention with three objectives: increasing awareness of local street crime; providing safety and crime-prevention education; and assisting police.
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