Neighborhood Watch

As we reported a few times in the past, City’s Neighborhood Watch program is not in a good shape. There are only a few neighborhoods in the city that have active neighborhood watch programs. On top of that, the program has been running almost leaderless for some time.

The City has been trying to revive the program for the past several months. Two month ago, they held a meeting at the City Hall asking residents to take leadership positions in the program. Accordingly, they published an application form asking residents in helping lead and expand the program. 

The three chair positions the City has been looking for  have the following brief descriptions:

  • Recruitment: This person would work with neighborhoods interested in establishing a Neighborhood Watch Group and also be responsible for the administrative duties.
  • Training: This person would be responsible for the overall training of the NW group and provide training to existing NW groups when asked.  In addition, this person would arrange the quarterly meeting/trainings and create a Resource database for the entire network to utilize.
  • Police Liaison: This person would work with the City of College Park Public Safety Department, The Prince George’s County Police, our Community Officers and the University of Maryland Police Department to establish a set of operating procedures for communications city-wide.

The application deadline is Monday, December 13, 2010.  If you’re interested, please submit your completed application to District 4 Councilmember Denise Mitchell at: