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What is a Neighborhood Watch? (back to top)
A Neighborhood Watch is an organized effort by the residents to look out for each other's safety, and to help law enforcement officers protect people and their homes against criminals. It shows people how to cooperate with each other, and with the police, in a common cause.
What does the neighborhood watch do? (back to top)
As members of a Neighborhood Watch, it will be your responsibility to call the police about all suspicious activity in your neighborhood. You and your fellow members should report any unusual situations, such as:
- A stranger entering a neighbor's home or apartment that appears to be unoccupied.
- Anyone looking into parked cars, or removing parts, gasoline, or license plates from a car.
- Anyone entering or leaving a place of business after hours, or loitering outside.
- Breaking glass, gunshots, screams, or abnormally barking dogs.
- Anyone loitering around the neighborhood, schools, or parks.
- Anyone going door to door who tries to open a door, or goes into a backyard.
- Anyone carrying unwrapped property at any unusual time, or running while carrying property.
- Any vehicle cruising slowly back and forth on your street.
- Any abandoned vehicle on your street.
- Windows or doors recently broken at a home or business.
- ANY thing that is suspicious.
Important Information most often needed. (back to top)
What happened? Where? When? How? Who did it? Was anyone hurt?
Realizing things move fast here are some key things to write down or try to remember when calling the Police.
- Description of Person(s):
- What are they wearing. Color/ texture/ coats...
- Notice age, race, sex, height and weight
- Compare your own weight and height with the suspects.
- Pick out some unique characteristics (scars, nose, jewelry...)
- Description of Vehicle:
- License number, (remember the state and type)
- Make and Model of the car. (think of someone who has a car like this one if you do not know)
- Color and any noticeable damage or details on the car
- Direction of travel.
- Description of Place and event:
- Where (address) is this taking place
- Details of What are they doing.
Who can be a part of the neighborhood watch? (back to top)
What can I do? EVERYBODY can be a part!
- Neighborhood Watch Police Officer - Bob Tucker
- Coordinator - serves as the liaison between the Watch and the police department and is responsible for sharing information with the Block Captains –
• Our coordinator has been assigned
- Block Captains keep Watch Members who live in their block updated about important information – Gives a basic report of what was seen and heard from the neighbors on this watch to the Coordinator.
• Climax St. – Needs a Block Captain
• Hazel St. - Needs a Block Captain
• Main - Needs a Block Captain
• Mechanic - Needs a Block Captain
• Morgan – Needs a Block Captain
• Parker – block captain has been assigned
• Parkview - Needs a Block Captain
• Pennsylvania - Needs a Block Captain
• Walsh - Needs a Block Captain
• Holmes - Needs a Block Captain
• Raider - Needs a Block Captain
- Watch Members – everybody else in our neighborhood. They are the eyes and ears! You are the most important member.
A Word of Caution (back to top)
A neighborhood watch does not mean prying or nosy neighbors who try to stop criminals all by themselves. As a watch member, your responsibility is to call the police and report what you've seen NOT to take action yourself.
Signup (back to top)
E-mail if you would like to become more involved or would like more information.
To e-mail, click on contact your neighbors on the home page of this site. Be sure to enter you name, address, and phone in order for us to contact you