San Pedro Citizen Guard Fund
San Pedro Citizen Guard, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit volunteer-based corporation made up of dedicated individuals who generously donate their time and energy to help protect the San Pedro community.
A unique feature of the San Pedro Citizen Guard's approach is the group’s inclusion of community members of all ages and backgrounds.
This diversification makes our community stronger by involving citizens as part of the solution rather than casting them as simple bystanders with no power to act. San Pedro Citizen Guard empowers our citizens to take pride in their communities and contribute to the safety of their neighborhoods.
If you share our vision, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen! Together, we can make a meaningful difference-- for our families, our communities, and our country.
See more on our website SanPedroCitizenGuard.org
Lee Dworshak - Founder
Every day, we read about individuals pleading for help to overcome violence and other blight in their worlds. These calls only confirm the increases in violence, harassment, and intimidation reported daily in newspapers and research surveys. Bullies, predators, gangs, con-men, vagrants and others in increasing numbers, are creating fear and danger in our communities. The perpetrators lurk in schools, neighborhoods, streets, alleyways and the Internet.
That all children will enjoy a safe environment in which they can rise to their full potential and develop self-esteem, confidence and pride of accomplishment through a contribution and commitment to society.
To motivate all citizens including teachers, parents and children to create a safer, more powerful future through programs focused on personal safety, civic contribution, value development and cyber security. To bring violence prevention programs to schools for the benefit of students, families, and teachers. To serve as a resource for training teachers in violence prevention at institutions of higher learning.
Through increased partnership with educational, business, cultural and religious institutions in our communities, we will solidify and expand our pragmatic and positive role model programs. We will expand and enhance our programs focused on personal safety, neighborhood safety, cyberspace safety and civility, with a special emphasis on overcoming social and educational adversity. In concert with our schools, we will employ groundbreaking methods to develop curricula illustrating and documenting the benefits of violence prevention.
What We Do
Patrolling is an essential part of what we do at SPCG. The basic functions of patrol are to prevent crime by identifying and reporting on conditions, to deter crime by showing an area is fully covered by a security volunteer force and to repress crime by constantly and frequently reporting conditions detrimental to the public's quality of life. Patrolling also helps bring an SPCG volunteer closer to the public and helps him form valuable area connections.
Elder Welfare Checks
SPCG volunteers also offer routine or on-demand safety checks on seniors living alone or other individuals that are unable to move about such as the handicapped. This service has been well received by many communities and most people really appreciate knowing someone will check on their loved one and offer assistance if needed.
Home Security Checks
SPCG volunteers also offer routine or on-demand (exterior only) home security checks for homeowners that are away on vacation or business for extended periods of time. In the event of a noticeable problem, SPCG volunteers can notify an emergency contact left by the homeowner so they may address any problem observed by the volunteer. This service has been well received by many communities and most people really appreciate knowing someone will check up on their property and offer assistance if needed.
Individuals and business supporters make a crucial contribution to our work.
We rely on regular and consistent donations from our committed community of supporters to continue to help us off-set the expense of providing uniforms, equipment and training to those volunteers that can't afford this cost and to help us identify and develop new areas where our work can have a positive impact on the community.
Our minimum cost to background check, uniform and train one SPCG Citizen Guard is $125. Please help us help San Pedro.
After spending over 50 hours on Pt. Ferman area patrols for San Pedro Citizen Guard over the past several months and reporting over 45 tips to LAPD Harbor Division Command via the SPCG Tip 411 application, SPCG volunteer Nicholas W. has produced results through his diligent patrol work in the Pt. Fermin area of San Pedro.
LAPD Harbor Division's Senior Lead Officer Winter just annoounced that LAPD will be conducting strict enforcement at Sunken City.
"This area is closed to the public. There is fencing around the area and "no trespassing" signs posted. People enter the area by various means, however it is off limits.
I'm sure most know that this is a popular destination for locals as well as visitors. Not only is it a safety concern (i.e people falling as well as being victims of violent crime, including robberies where firearms were either used or simulated) but there have been other issues with illegal activity including narcotics,graffiti, and drinking alcohol."
Officer Winter is issuing citations to people he finds trespassing at the location. He issued numerous citations over the past weekend and will continue to conduct future enforcement.
PLEASE stay out of the restricted area.
Thank You and be safe!
As much as we’d like to believe that karma is a motivator for crime prevention and the making of good choices, we often need to rely on extra eyes and ears to protect what’s important to us. At San Pedro Citizen Guard, we empower residents to give back to the community in which we all live, work and play. We are made up of dedicated individuals, who generously donate funds, time and energy to help protect the San Pedro community.
Through increased partnerships with business leaders and individuals like you, we are working to solidify and expand our programming, to focus on personal safety, neighborhood safety, cyber safety, and civility, with special emphasis on overcoming social and educational adversity. In concert with our schools, we will employ groundbreaking methods to develop curricula illustrating and documenting the benefits of violence prevention.
There are a number of ways you can help…
• Make a Financial Contribution: Run 100% by volunteers, your assistance goes directly to our programming. Funding helps us off-set the expense of providing uniforms, equipment and training, as well as investing in new programming.
• Volunteer Your Time: We are always in need of help! In addition to neighborhood patrol, we offer elder check-in, event security, missing-child alerts, community cleanup initiatives and more.
Our mission, through the hearts and hands of donors and volunteers, touches the San Pedro community through simple acts of neighborly kindness. You donation will change lives by up-lifting our community, this we can promise you.
On behalf of the San Pedro Citizen Guard, I offer you our most heart-felt thanks for sharing in our commitment. For your convenience, donations can be made through our website at www.SanPedroCitizenGuard.org, should you wish to help us keep San Pedro safe and vibrant.
President and CEO
I lived in San Pedro from 1955 to 1961. My father was in the navy, we lived in naval housing, at Portsmouth Hill. I attended Park Western Elementary, White Point Elementary and Dana Jr. High. I loved San Pedro, as a child we walked to the movie theater, and never felt any harm. Things must be different there now. Prayers for the community.