The Neighborhood Watch program is an effective way to get the community involved in crime prevention. Police officers cannot be everywhere at once, so they depend on the community to act as their eyes and ears when they are not present. Who knows better, what is going on in the community than the residents who live there?
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Residents in the community working with the police department to reduce crime and to improve the quality of life.
Residents in the community taking on a leadership role and accepting responsibility for their community.
Residents coming together to discuss their concerns which lead to developing a plan of action that addresses those concerns.
Successful Neighborhood Watch programs:
Have strong leadership.
Have strong community involvement.
Have clear and concise goals which are not always crime prevention.
Responsibilities of Neighborhood Watch members:
Chairperson – Liaison between the community and the police department.
Block Captains – Facilitates the flow of information between their neighbors and the Chairperson.
Residents – Actively observe their surroundings and notify their neighbors and Block Captain when they notice something suspicious.
Click here for more information from CMPD about their Neighborhood Watch program.
Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, learning about an upcoming block party, or hearing about a rash of car break-ins. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us. We just need an easier way to connect with them.
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Charlotte, NC 28209
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