Local

June 21, 2013

SFS opens substation, starts bike patrol

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
Airman 1st Class Cinthia Guzman, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, watches as Las Vegas Metro Police Department Patrol Sgt. Kendall Bell demonstrates how to pick up a bike and stay alert to surroundings June 19, behind Bldg. 1100 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 20 Airmen from the 99th Security Forces Squadron have been taking part in a Bike Patrol Course which will culminate in testing and certification June 21.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron will open a substation at the housing community center and start an area bike patrol of base housing here later this month.

The substation, which officially opens June 25, is intended to enhance the relationship between security forces and the local community. Its placement in the community center will provide the residents of base housing with a stronger security forces presence and an easier means of interaction with 99th SFS members.

In addition to the substation, security forces will begin conducting bike patrols of base housing later in June as well.

According to Master Sgt. James Ashby, 99th SFS NCO in charge of operations, the patrols’ purpose is to conduct law enforcement and crime prevention services while providing a less threatening and more visible contact inside the community.

“It’s a partnership,” said Senior Master Sgt. Paul Beuchat, 99th SFS operations superintendent. “We will provide the same services we always have. However, we will be out within their community. [The substation and bike patrols] will provide a convenient way for residents to voice complaints and concerns and keeps the SFS informed and allow us to see what we may not see on a daily basis because we are not perceived as accessible. The substation and bike patrols will make us more accessible.”

When driving in a patrol car, it is sometimes difficult to spot criminal activity unless it happens right in front of the patrol, he added.

The substation and the bike patrol being in the community will allow residents to take advantage of the convenience of reporting incidents they might otherwise overlook.

“It makes it easier if we incorporate the two programs because they complement each other,” Ashby said. “It’s a good idea. It gives our customer a better venue to be able to report issues.”

According to Beuchat, the community is very excited to have SFS Airmen to be more engaged because they want the substation and bike patrol since it means SFS will be patrolling the housing area more.

“I’m excited; I think it’s a wonderful idea,” said Mary Lobo, Nellis Family Housing community director. “You never know what to expect, but I think having [99th SFS Airmen] here will help increase security in the local area.”

“Our goal is to be immersed in the community,” Beuchat said.

A 99th Security Forces Squadron Airman will man the substation office seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

If residents have an issue they’d like to report, they can call 702-644-COPS (2677).




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty Staff Sgt Jason Walthers, 432nd Maintenance Squadron, non-destructive inspection technician looks for discrepancies in an aircraft piece at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., July 2...
 
 

F-16s, F-15Es provide RESCORT for Red Flag

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An aircrew member’s worst case scenario is being stranded in unfriendly territory. Having to eject from an aircraft or surviving an aircraft being shot down is scary enough, but all the briefings and book study sessions can’t prepare for that reality. Red Flag trains pilots near and far for...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Keliah Easley, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15E Strike Eagle crew chief, installs a nose strut on an F-15E at Nellis Ai...
 
 
DT2

Red Flag: Keeping skies safe for US, allies for past 40 years

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., prepares to take off during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 25. A typical...
 
 
AAFES-2011-logo

Shopping at Nellis Exchange pays dividends

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Nellis AFB generated $552,694 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Ov...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>