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Belmont Safety Petition

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We, the undersigned residents of The Belmont Apartments, believe that safety and personal well-being within our community has been compromised and petition the management to take basic measures to secure residents' safety.

As a result of a robbery in the 12000 building on October 20, we would like to formally request that both gates to the apartment complex be fixed and repaired. This request falls within the lease agreements that were signed upon moving into The Belmont, as a premium price is placed on a gated community. However, for the past 4 months, our home has been anything but closed-off. In the past week alone, the Durham Police Department has reported 9 various robberies or incidents of breaking and entering within 1/4 mile of The Belmont.

Because of this surge in crime so close to our own community, we also request an increased patrol to ensure the safety of the residents. A feeling of security is a basic request, but individual appeals to the management have gone unanswered and overlooked. As a community, we are appealing to the management to take this concern seriously and communicate with the residents about a plan that ensures personal well-being.

Below are outlined five requests that we have for increased safety

1. Repair and constant maintenance of both front and back gates. If one should break down, it should be repaired within 48 hours.
2. A police patrol during the hours of 8PM - 7AM, similar to that of Partner's Place. Having a security guard on duty who is constantly patrolling the grounds of the complex will deter criminal behavior.
3. A system for alerting residents of break ins. All residents should be notified as soon as a break-in or robbery is reported so that they can take additional steps to protect themselves and be alert for suspicious behavior.
4. Increased lighting in the parking areas.
5. Video surveillance at the exit of the apartment complex. If a robbery cannot be prevented through the above measures, video surveillance will be able to document suspicious behavior and aide in apprehending someone committing these crimes.


Christine Hall


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