Riverside Gardens has had very few problems with crime over the years and we would like to continue to be a safe and crime free neighborhood. The RGCA has been part of the Fairfax County Neighborhood Watch program for a number of years. Neighborhood Watch does not involve patrols through the neighborhood. Rather, the program focuses on increasing awareness of potential crimes and encouraging people to report suspicious activities to the police. Neighborhood Watch also encourages people to "avoid being a victim" by adhering to some of the Do's and Don'ts listed below.
The Fairfax County Police encourage citizens to notify the police immediately of any suspicious people, trucks or cars in the neighborhood. Don't worry about being a nuisance. Your police department will welcome your call and the opportunity to prevent a burglary. Remember, your belongings are yours; keeping them out of the hands of burglars and thieves is your responsibility.
To report something or someone suspicious, use the Fairfax County Police Department non-emergency number, (703) 691-2131. For events that are life-threatening or immediately damaging to property, call 911.
The Riverside Gardens Neighborhood Watch Coordinator is Denise Hayden. If you are interested in helping with Neighborhood Watch please contact Denise at 703-799-2646.
"No Soliciting" signs have been installed at the entrances to the neighborhood. If a solicitor visits your home and you do not wish to speak to them we encourage you to tell them to leave your property. Violators should be reported to the Fairfax County Police non-emergency line by calling 703-621-2131.
Please note that certain groups are exempted from the no soliciting rules. These groups include:
If you have questions about the no soliciting signs please contact the RGCA president at email@example.com.