The El Dorado County sheriff's team of active retirees, known as STAR, is offering two programs to help people improve home security when they are away from their residences and on vacation.
STAR offers training, literature and outlines to help residents establish Neighborhood Watch programs for their neighborhood. The unit also will provide a one-time presentation about the program to an interested street or neighborhood.
STAR will also provide checks of homes when residents are on vacation.The vacation house checks and help in establishing Neighborhood Watch programs are available free to anyone living in the unincorporated area of El Dorado County.
To request services, or information about becoming a STAR volunteer, call the Placerville STAR office at (530) 621-7545, or the Tahoe office, (530) 573-3005.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.