Dear Seabright Neighbor

As a member of the Police Chief’s advisory board, I thought I would share some new SCPD information as well as a Real Estate update about the Seabright Neighborhood.


The SCPD is reorganizing into NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING TEAMS and our contact for the Lower Eastside is Lt. Jose Garcia at or (831) 420-5842. We met last week, and he is very excited and eager for this new rollout, while serving the Seabright neighborhood and listening to the concerns of the residents.

The Neighborhood Policing Teams will:

  • Assist with public education, crime prevention, and neighborhood-specific problems and help with coordination of other city services. 
  • Seek out and identify issues, and solutions, within their assigned neighborhood.
  • Track neighborhood problems and crimes that affect the overall quality of life in your neighborhood. 

If you have a crime to report, call the non-emergency dispatch line 831-471-1131. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. This is a little different than we have been saying in the past to call 911 for everything.

Santa Cruz Police Department created five Neighborhood Policing Teams assigned to zones within the City of Santa Cruz.  The Neighborhood Policing Teams will put more SCPD officers on the streets to increase community policing and activate crime-fighting strategies. SCPD officers are an integral part of their neighborhoods and, in partnership with the community, look to tackle the underlying causes of crime and safety issues and put sustainable solutions in place.

What is the Neighborhood Policing Team (NPT) Plan? 
No two neighborhoods in the City of Santa Cruz are the same. The Neighborhood Policing Teams (NPT) designed to address the distinct needs of each community.  The plan brings together community engagement, crime data, and police services. SCPD wants direct feedback from the community on perceptions of crime and public safety.  These empowered Neighborhood Policing Teams will have specific areas of responsibility and localized decision makers to address and customize public safety strategies.  Teams include a lieutenant and a sergeant with a staff of Police Officers and Community Support Officers charged with implementing unique and ongoing strategies to serve the designated communities.

How were the Neighboring Communities Defined?
SCPD defined the NPT Neighborhoods via police-citizen engagement. Engagement included community meetings, focus groups, survey data, crime analysis and the realities of geographic boundaries.

For more information on this please feel free to contact me Celeste Faraola Perie at 831-239-4646 or visit


Real Estate News:

For 2018 I thought I would share some Interesting Facts about our section of Seabright which is from the River mouth to the Harbor and below Murray Street about the types of home ownership that we have in the neighborhood.

  • Total number of homes: 363
  • Owner occupied homes: 124
  • Absentee owner homes: 239
  • Number of owners who own 3 homes: 2 owners total with 3 homes
  • Number of owners who own 2 homes: 4 owners total, 2 homes each
  • Number & percentage of Homes owned by LLC: 3 homes 1%
  • Number & percentage of Homes owned by Trust: 93 homes 25%
  • Number of Homes owned by Limited Partnership: 3 homes

Check out the inserted page for the recent Home stats in Seabright … feel free to call me if you would like more information! Schooner Realty is your local, full service Real Estate and Property Management firm. We have been helping clients for decades. If you are curious to receive an "Indication of Value" (no cost or obligation) in this fast-moving real estate market, give me a call at 831-239-4646. Thank you for your time.

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Santa Cruz Neighbors Block Parties on 09/30/2018.

One last thing, I do have the Seabright Neighborhood alert email list and if you want to make sure you are on the list or to add or change your email address just email me at

With appreciation,

Celeste Faraola Perie
Schooner Realty