River Crossing POA

Neighborhood Watch

These critical volunteers work to achieve safety and security within River Crossing, as well as keeping us informed about surrounding crime and safety issues. The Coordinator (OPEN) serves as a leader to the many Block Leaders on the various streets in River Crossing. The Coordinator also establishes a liaison relationship with County officials. 
Volunteers are always needed (and appreciated) to coordinate Neighborhood Watch activities for River Crossing.   If you are interested in coordinating Neighborhood Watch activities, please e-mail info@rivercrossingpoa.com.  
River Crossing participates in the National Night Out (NNO) program and is looking for a coordinator.  If interested, email info@rivercrossingpoa.com.

The River Crossing POA, in conjunction with the Neighborhood Watch program, encourages all residents to identify their cars as belonging to an River Crossing resident by displaying the decal on the lower left side of the back window. These are available at no cost to residents. Contact Roz Rainbolt at maroz2@gvtc.com to arrange pick up. This is a voluntary program.
Comal County Resources
Neighborhood Watch Program and National Night Out
The Comal County Sheriff’s Office works hard to stop crimes before they happen and is led by the Community Resource Team (CRT) that performs the community policing functions of the agency.  The CRT fully supports the Neighborhood Watch Program and National Night Out.

For more information, visit the website at: www.co.comal.tx.us/so/CRT_Crime_Prevention.html

Community Resource Team (CRT):
CRT Sergeant, Sgt. Rick Cardenas, 830-643-5846, soarcs@co.comal.tx.us
CRT Corporal, Cpl. John Montanez, 830-643-5841, montaj@co.comal.tx.us
Crime Prevention Officer, Deputy Herman Medina, 830-643-5842, medinh@co.comal.tx.us
Crime Prevention Technician, Jakob Willmann, 830-643-5845, willmj@co.comal.tx.us

Office Information:
3005 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Phone: (830) 620-3400 — Fax: (830) 608-2082 — Emergency: 911

The Comal County Deputy for Crime Prevention has provided our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator the following form to document suspicious activities in River Crossing – RC PATROL CHECKLIST FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
Extra Patrol Request –  Visit the Website at: Request Vacation Watch Form or call Comal County Dispatch at (830) 620-3400.
If you are going out of town and would like to have the Comal County Sheriff’s Office send a patrol car to drive by your home, click on the request vacation watch form link.
Outdoor Burning - The requirements for outdoor burning can be found on the Internet by going to www.co.comal.tx.us/Fire_Marshal.htm.  
Removal of Dead Animals - Request removal by calling: (830) 643-3763 or email at contact2@co.comal.tx.us.

About Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS: 9-1-1 Emergency Services
River Crossing’s emergency needs are served by Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS. The responding station is located at 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch. The mission of Bulverde-Spring Branch Fire & EMS is to provide an immediate response, with the highest trained emergency medical professionals, utilizing state of the art technology. This award winning agency has a vision “to identify and serve the needs of humanity.” This conviction is demonstrated in everything they do and visible through numerous community-focused programs and services. 

Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS (www.bsb911.com)
Mailing Address: PO Box 38, Spring Branch, TX 78070
Physical Address: 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, TX 78070
Administration & Non-Emergency: (830) 228-4501
Centre for Emergency Health Sciences: (830) 228-4504 
Help them find you!
The BSB Fire & EMS makes double-sided REFLECTIVE signs, which show up like a beacon in the night, saving valuable time. There is a $25 fee for the sign, which includes delivery, and installation on a small metal pole at your home. By partnering with the emergency responders, you play a vital role in getting the right emergency services to your side when you need them the most. You can order your sign at: http://www.bsb911.com/online-store (credit card, check, or cash are options for payment from this link). 
How Our Emergency Services Are Funded:
An ESD (ours is ESD #4), or Emergency Services District, is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, much like a school district. ESDs are sometimes the only practical way to adequately support emergency services needs in many Texas municipalities, as well as suburban and rural areas, like our 216 square mile area. An ESD can provide fire protection, emergency medical services, or both. It is possible for Emergency Services Districts to overlap. ESD tax revenues may be used to hire full-time emergency personnel, contract with other entities that have full-time fire and emergency medical departments, and/or purchase new equipment and facilities. More importantly, the ability to contract with fire and emergency medical services departments provides a stable funding source for these entities. Through these powers and stable funding, established ESDs have considerably reduced fire and medical response time and allowed local entities to provide enhanced services - thus saving lives, property, and funds for local citizens. The result is fair, evenly shared support from all the citizens who receive fire and emergency medical services from their local emergency services organization or the ESD itself. NOTE: Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS IS our 9-1-1 responder. Services are not contracted or delivered at all by Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department, and this volunteer department does not have equipment to respond to our emergencies.