Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blog Features

In order to help you get the most out of our Oakhaven Crime Watch blog, we want to take you on a tour of what is available on our blog page. If you look to the right of this post, you will see on the top is our Twitter feed. This is used for short reminders as well as real-time reporting. So you can message everyone in the complex from your computer or mobile phone by sending a tweet to @OakhavenCW.

Just underneath that, you'll see a list of the agencies whose Twitter accounts the Oakhaven Crime Watch are following. As of today, those include the City of Carrollton and the Texas Department of Transportation. Both the City of Carrollton and the Texas Department of Transportation post useful information, not too often. The city posts about public events, road work, etc. that affect Oakhaven residents, and the Texas Department of Transportation posts about lane closures (again, something that the Oakhaven Crime Watch feels Oakhaven residents will find useful). We encourage you to see if those Twitter accounts will be useful to you.

Then you will find our blog archives. We try to make the posts useful to everyone,  so feel free to go back and read and comment on previous posts!

Underneath that is the Oakhaven Crime Watch calendar. Of course, the first thing we list on there is our monthly meeting. Even if you are not a member of the Oakhaven Crime Watch, we encourage you to show up, if for no other reason than to meet your building captain. However, the monthly meeting with the building captains is a way to find out how the Oakhaven Crime Watch works, and to express your concerns to the Crime Watch.

And lastly, on the right, is a list of links that we hope you will find useful. We have provided a link to the City of Carrollton's web site, the Carrollton Police Department's Facebook page and web site, and a link to listen to live radio from the Carrollton Police Department online--you don't even need to buy a scanner! If you are listening to something on the scanner, and you hear something of interest to Oakhaven residents, please send us a tweet about it! And last, we have a link to reported crime in and around Oakhaven, so you will understand just why we have the Crime Watch!

We have our privacy policy posted, and a page that tells you a little of the history of the Oakhaven Crime Watch. We hope you'll take the time to familiarize yourself with everything on the blog, and make suggestions for how we can make it more useful to you! Leave us a comment, send us a tweet, or send us an email. After all, we are here for you!

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