Why doesn’t the Patrol operate 24 hours per day?

  • That answer is simple: we don’t have enough members to fund that many hours. It would require more than 1500 members to fund a 24/7 operation, and our membership is currently ~500.
  • Membership isn’t at 1500 because we simply haven’t been able to directly contact everyone in the catchment area. It takes many people to mount a full-scale membership campaign, and only seven people serve on the all-volunteer board of the DHP. 
  • Here's where you could help boost patrol hours! It could be as simple as recruiting your next-door neighbors, and we can provide helpful materials and information. We welcome member participation, need all kinds of skills and invite you to help. If you would like to do your part, just send an email to [email protected] telling us how you’d like to be involved.