Shmira Public Safety was established as response to the rise in crime, specifically to those that effected the businesses and families of the heavily Jewish populated areas that we primarily serve. Over the years many individuals, groups and organizations, including the original Shmira Civilian Patrol, Shomrim, and others, began patrolling to community to address the increased rioting, looting, and aggressive panhandling, as well as the increase in robberies, muggings, and hate incidents, that were affecting the quality of life and intimidating residents and tourists alike.
Shmira Public Safety, has build upon those early efforts and incorporated them into a unified professional organization, providing training, accountability, and focus. In addition to providing an overt presence of trained uniformed volunteers throughout our community, Shmira Public Safety has been focused on increasing its relationships, and working in tandem, with Law Enforcement and other Public Safety organizations in our area. We strongly believe that the more we work together, the more we can all do for our community.
The word "Shmira" comes from the biblical Hebrew word that means "Safeguarding." As active members of community, we believe that it is our duty to safeguard our entire community, for all of our residents and guests. While Shmira Public Safety is primarily funded and staffed out of the Jewish community, we are here to serve our entire community, irrespective of faith or affiliation.
Shmira Public Safety is staffed 100% by trained community volunteers. Membership is open to all persons (21+), irrespective of gender, race, or religion. All applicants must pass a detailed background check prior to being accepted. visit www.lashmira.or for more information
Shmira Public Safety is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization.