As you all know, despite the fact that city’s overall crime figures have gone down over the recent years, we still have a plenty of petty / small crimes , such as thefts from cars etc. Many of these kind of crimes can be easily avoided by keeping an “watchful eye” around our neighborhood. Being part of the Neighborhood Watch program helps us in reducing these kind of crimes in a more organized manner. The program is fun and is very inexpensive as it does not cost much of our tax dollars.
Honestly speaking, getting involved in the Neighborhood Watch program is a lot easier than we think! Most of us already do the basic duties that the program asks for.
Being part of the Neighborhood Watch program is more than fighting crime. It connects us with our neighbors on our blocks and brings them closer to us.
The City is offering FREE training opportunities this and next month. The training will prepare you to be a volunteer on your block. The City Public Safety Officer will be presenting Neighborhood Watch volunteer training on the following dates:
Nov. 14 7pm to 9:30 pm
Nov. 16 9am to 11:30 am
Dec. 5 7pm to 9:30 pm
Dec. 7 9am to 11:30 am
All at City Hall. Attendance of one date only required. This is also once in a lifetime requirement.
Block Captain training will be presented at a later date for those who have completed basic training and wish to serve as block captains.
Please call 240.487.3585 to reserve a place in one of these sessions. Please consider alternate dates in case your first choice is filled.