Security Update

By Tim Cook -
Security Director

Many of you may recall that in December 2019 we implemented Phase 1 of the proposed improvements to the community paths to serve as a test pilot. The improvements were made to the path that runs along Landings Way North from Tidewater Way to Wiley Bottom Road and included the removal of several trees and the widening of several key areas (see photo at right). We currently are working to have various signs installed, including a posted speed limit as well as a vehicle hierarchy signage display for the community paths.

The physical enhancements are one facet to a multi-pronged approach that ultimately is necessary to achieve our goal of improving safety and increasing the overall experience for all users on our paths. We continue to move through the process of revising The Landings Association’s Rules and Regulations, which will clarify the golf cart rules and include a section regarding the community paths. Please watch for educational articles in The Landings Journal focusing on the topic of golf carts.

Security patrols continue their enforcement efforts, and our 2019 stats reflect their hard work with an 87% increase in the number of citations issued for golf cart violations. I truly hope that specific statistic rapidly dwindles in 2020 through the multi-pronged approach mentioned above.

Speaking of statistics, I am happy to share that the Part 1 Crimes reported for 2019 in The Landings were down 44%. However, the total number of burglaries and thefts, which includes those reported as Part 1 Crimes, increased by 11.6%. The numbers speak for themselves (please see charts below), and there still is more work to do! Please help us eliminate victim-assisted crimes by locking your doors, windows, and vehicles. Secure your valuables and use due diligence when hiring vendors. If you see something unusual or out of the ordinary, call Security right away (912-598-1982, option 2 to speak with an officer or option 3 for urgent matters).

Statistics are a great tool for seeing trends and measuring the effectiveness of our efforts. However, most people are more interested in the “meat and potatoes” that make up those numbers, including the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, and why). We generally cannot provide these details for a variety of reasons. Criminal cases take weeks, months, and often years to investigate, and releasing information prematurely often can jeopardize an investigation.


Tim Cook






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