Neighborhood Watch Update


December 15, 2021 Open Meeting at 4 PM via Zoom: Personal Safety
Presenters: TBD

September was a busy month for the Neighborhood Watch. Due to scheduling conflicts with NMB Department of Public Safety, back to back meetings were held on the 21st and 22nd in addition to a Committee Meeting on September 8th.

A workshop was held on the 21st led by LCpl Stephen Murphy, NMB Community Services Division. He focused on Benefits and Leadership of a Neighborhood Watch, Responsibilities of the Committee, Block Captains and Community Coordinators as well as Qualities of good leaders and Building participation.

The Open meeting on September 22 that focused on Traffic Issues in Barefoot was led by LCpl Stephen Murphy, NMB Community Services Division. He focused on the anatomy of a traffic stop:

  • Definitions of Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicions
  • Officer responsibilities
  • Driver responsibilities
  • Procedure if you have a Concealed Carry Permit
  • Driver’s options to challenge a ticket

The Open Meeting also focused on Golf Carts: State and local laws governing golf carts

  • Must be 16 and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must carry and possess Liability insurance
  • Must have and carry a Registration Certificate issued by SCDOT
  • May not drive after dark
  • May only drive on streets/highways with 35 mph or less speed limit
  • May only travel 4 miles or less from home

Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) are different than a golf cart.

  • LSV must have headlights, seatbelts, turn signals and shatter proof windshield
  • Must have license plate from DMV displayed
  • May drive after dark
  • All other golf cart rules apply
  • Must be certified as an LSV by manufacturer, modified golf carts do not qualify

This Zoom Meeting was recorded and is posted on the BRRA website in the Neighborhood Watch section of the BRRA Committees page.