Alliance Targets Apartment Security and Crime

Tampa area Apartment Alliance partners property managers with local police

"We just want to prevent anything from happening," said Reno Satterfield, property manager for Tuscany Bay.

Branscomb has lived and worked in Northwest Hillsborough County for 10 years. She is one of 40 deputies assigned to the community resource deputy program, acting as a liaison between the community and sheriff's office.

She credits a citizen's patrol initiative in Westchase as a model other neighborhoods can emulate. "Just by their presence on the streets they're reducing crime," she said.

The next alliance meeting is July 24 at Mallory Square Apartments, Town 'N Country.

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