Question: It seems that the security department on board Point Mugu only drives around our neighborhoods when called. Is there a reason for this?
Answer: Force protection is my number one priority, and since reporting aboard, I’ve been examining staffing levels, fence lines, equipment and trends. It’s our job to provide as safe an environment as we possibly can for Sailors and their families. The NBVC Police Department routinely patrols all areas of the installation, including housing areas. They have at their disposal marked, unmarked and K-9 patrol units. In areas where there are increased reports of suspicious or criminal activity — such as break-ins, vandalism or suspicious individuals — we respond immediately with a patrol to assess the situation and take reports. We also increase patrols in the affected area. This helps us track our trouble spots and provide the best service possible.
The police can’t be everywhere, though, and they need our help to keep our community safe. Remember to report anything suspicious immediately by calling the base police. I live on base too, and I want my family and yours to be safe and secure. We have to remember to secure our homes and vehicles; most reports we receive on base involve unlocked doors and unsecured property. Our personal vigilance will help make the community as a whole better and safer. Thank you for your vigilance and for giving us a chance to address your concerns.
It’s our base, and we have to work together to make NBVC the best base in the Navy!
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