Historical Background and Operations: Brooklyn south safety patrol (Shomrim) was founded in 1989 by Jospeh Goldstein, Abe Caztow and Hershy Rubinstein.
What originally started as a volunteer anti-crime patrol, has since evolved into a multi-faceted organization, assisting the community in all matters both crime and non-crime related. Our well trained, highly motivated and dedicated team of 150 members, 15 dispatchers, respond both day and night to a 24/7/365 emergency hotline which fields 10,000 calls per year.
What We Do
Shomrim volunteers are ready to take on any non-medical emergency including
With daily and nightly neighborhood patrols, our volunteers are on the alert and readily available to respond to situations which warrant intervention. Such calls include assaults, threats, possible thefts, property damage or other forms of danger. Additional patrol vehicles are dispatched during special occasions to boost security
Search & Rescue
Shomrim coordinates and provides manpower for missing person searches working hand-in-hand with local police departments. Shomrim’s mobile command center and specialty equipment, together with a dedicated cadre of trained volunteers have proven highly successful in this area.
Shabbos Safety Patrol
Our Shabbos Safety Patrol vehicles patrol the streets at random hours, with
particular attention to the late night hours. These safety patrol routes help deter crime and ensure the maximum safety for Boro Park residents. On occasion, our shabbos patrol assist with necessary transfers of medical equipment to patients within the vicinity.
Our facilities are equipped with special flood gear, generators and lighting equipment in the event of a flood or similar emergency. Our equipment garages are strategically located throughout Boro Park, ensuring timely responses to such situations.
Community Safety Awareness and Events
Shomrim is actively involved in raising safety awareness. Shomrim’s popular yearly fair includes giveaways such as helmets and reflectors; bike registration to discourage thefts and demonstrations on the proper installation of car seats. Shomrim also provides lighting, security efforts, and traffic control for community events.
Boro Park Shomrim goes to extensive lengths to retrieve and return expensive items and personal property to rightful owners. We couldn’t have done it without our annual bike registration records, timely callers, dedicated team of volunteers, and vigilant community members
First on the scene in many cases during a crisis or when tragedy strikes, Shomrim advocates and helps families in need of comfort or assistance.
Boro Park Shomrim mission is to assist anyone, wherever there is a non-medical need, in whatever way possible in a completely altruistic manner. Shomrim is here to help save both time and money while at the same time helping to maintain and create a safe, happy, stress free environment for all.
Shomrim’s team of over 150 trained volunteers is available 24 hours a day. Directed professionally by Shomrim’s dispatchers utilizing the most sophisticated dispatching system available, Shomrim is able to ensure that each call is handled in a timely, professional manner.