By Staff Reports
(Victorville)—Citing a perceived shift in California towards criminals rights versus victims’ rights, the High Desert Association of Realtors is continuing its efforts to encourage High Desert residents to take steps to improve their personal safety and security. “Criminals are being held accountable for their actions less and less, so law-abiding citizens need to take steps to be more secure,” said Diane Smith, Executive Officer at the High Desert Association of Realtors. Smith indicated a number of changes the past few years the Association finds concerning:
In response to these changes HDAOR adopted an initiative in January 2015 to work with local Crime Prevention Officers to encourage residents to take steps to reduce their risks of becoming a crime victim. “People can learn steps to feel more secure—to BE more safe and secure—if they attend upcoming training sponsored by the High Desert Association of Realtors in cooperation with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department,” said Smith.
On Wednesday, August 24 Victorville Police will host a one-hour session at 3 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. at City Hall and provide information and resources to start and maintain a healthy Neighborhood Watch program. THE MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL HIGH DESERT RESIDENTS. For more information contact the High Desert Association of Realtors at http://www.vvar.com/?start=3 or (760) 244-8841.
High Desert Association of REALTORS® original charter was May 22, 1948. June 1, 2014 the Victor Valley and Barstow Association of REALTORS® merged forming the new High Desert Association of REALTORS®. Throughout its history, the High Desert Association of REALTORS® has always strived especially hard to support the needs of the High Desert communities it serves. The HDAR sponsors several fundraising events each year, with the money raised from these events contributed to scholarships and several local charity organizations.