Thursday, September 10, 2009

Housing Complexes

If there are large housing complexes in your area, you should get to know the property management. They can provide you with information on tenants, their regular visitors and other goings on at the property. You can also usually get maps of the property. Large complexes can be hard to navigate and a good map can be very helpful.

It can also be good to get access codes and perhaps even gate keys to the property. Sometimes keys can be kept in a key box near the entrance so you don't have to carry keys to every complex in your beat, just one key to the keybox. Fire departments often do that too, so a little liaison with them can sometimes be helpful.

In gang infested complexes, you will often be under observation by lookouts whenever you enter the complex. It is a good idea to take several units at a time and stage the units a few blocks away and everyone enter together. It is a good idea to have units at each entrance and exit if you are looking for someone in particular. That can take a large number of units and significant planning to pull off. Careful planning will make an important difference when entering large complexes, that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

I miss Parwood, sometimes.

Texas Ghostrider said...

maintenance men and cleaning women at the complexes are a real asset to have on your side. The see and hear everything. If u talk to them, do it in a non-public area or call their cell phone. I carry "gift cards" with me which I hand out occasionally. the cards are anywhere for 5 to 25 dollars from the local stores or restraunts

Bunkermeister said...

It was interesting times working the projects.

Bunkermeister said...

Cleaning crews, maintenance crews, lawn crews, and the little kids are all excellent sources of intelligence.