The Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council (RPTC) encourages all residents to join their existing Neighborhood Watch Program or start one for their block. Residents are also encouraged to sign up for the new PQ eBLAST at The PQ eBLAST is an email list used to alert PQ residents of critical safety issues, crimes in progress, or other urgent concerns.

Neighborhood Watch (NHW) is a recognized crime prevention program with the San Diego Police Department in which residents cooperate with law enforcement to help reduce crime in their communities. At a RPTC sponsored community meeting held on November 30, 2011, speakers from Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch NHW groups, as well as Police Officer Susan Steffen, described how to revive existing NHW and establish new ones.

  • A few take home messages from the meeting included:
  • Keep police non-emergency numbers (858-484-3154/619-531-2000) in your cell phone directory so that you can quickly call to report a suspicious person/activity.
  • The RPTC has applied for city funding to purchase Neighborhood Watch signs for the community. A decision on that funding request should be available by the Fiesta.
  • Graffiti is a crime and can be reported to