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Organizing a Neighborhood Watch Program

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Gathering people concerned with issues of crime in your neighborhood to talk with law enforcement is the first step, and many times the largest hurdle, to creating a Neighborhood Watch program. Brazil City Police Chief Loudermilk provided a few more tips people interested in creating a watch program in their area:

- Get the word out to neighbors and local residents about the possibility of forming a watch program so they can participate.

- Organize specific times for volunteers to participate in training, perform patrols and attend monthly meetings to report neighborhood findings to authorities.

- Work with existing citizens' or tenants' associations and housing authorities.

- Plan a map of the community with spaces of names, addresses and phone numbers of all households, paying attention to areas were crimes have occurred.

- Provide law enforcement with a current list of suspicious or possible criminal activity occurring in the neighborhood.

For more information about organizing a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood, please contact Police Chief Mark Loudermilk at 446-2211.

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