Granted, day shift tends to be a little quieter than evening, but as I slide into the passenger seat of McCorkle’s cruiser, I can’t help but imagine doing 90mph on Newhall Ranch with the sirens blaring, yelling some theatric code into the radio. Deputy McCorkle however, has other plans. Deputy McCorkle works public affairs for the Sheriff’s Department and our first stop today will be the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce. “Why,” I wonder, “Is it being robbed?”
As it turns out, The Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Sheriffs to implement A Business Watch, which will be a dedicated effort by local businesses to make Santa Clarita a safer place. The program is designed to inform businesses of the latest crime trends and crime detection techniques. This is just one of the programs that the Sheriffs run within our community in an effort to be proactive in not only responding to crime, but actually preventing crime. And in doing so, McCorkle stresses that education is key. Here are some other interesting things she brought to my attention:
Crime is more common in areas where there is a lot of condensed housing, with frequent move in/out rates.
KHTS AM 1220 News