Thursday, June 5, 2008

Newsletter's to be delivered

Starting this month the monthly WNW newsletter's will be delivered to every home in our watch area. We also need volunteers to help pass out the newsletters, To ensure that everyone gets one. Please help! you can contact any of the officers for more information on volunteering.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What is a Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch is a partnership between law enforcement and the community. It consists of neighbors and businesses looking out for each other. Learning what is normal for our neighborhood and not so normal.

What are the benefits?

A) The risk of becoming a victim of crime is reduced.
B) Suspicious activity is easier to identify.
C) The Neighborhood Watch sign is a signal to criminals that our neighborhood will not be an easy target.
D) Issues of concern can be addressed at meetings.
E) An opportunity to get to know each other.
F) Improvement of quality of life in the neighborhood.


Westside Neighborhood Watch Needs Volunteers:
The WNW program is an opportunity to promote mutual understanding between citizens and law enforcement. Join our fight against crime by joining the WNW. You are the extra eyes and ears of Law Enforcement. We will teach you how to observe and report suspicious activity. Through our mutual communication, we can make our community a better and safer place to live.
The best crime prevention device is a good neighborhood. The security steps you and your neighbors take as a group are just as important as the things you do individually.
The WNW operates on the concept that effective crime prevention requires cooperation with law enforcement. WNW is “neighbors looking out for the welfare of our neighbors.” It is a coalition of citizens who are concerned about the neighborhood where they live and are willing to become involved in the betterment of their community.
It is only by working together that we can truly be effective in our fight against crime. The WNW can do a lot to prevent crime, both through intense patrol efforts and educational programs.
However, all this can be ineffectual if you do not do your part to deny the criminal the opportunity to commit a crime.
Volunteer at the next Westside Neighborhood Watch meeting.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Law enforcement and the neighborhood watch

The benefit of open communication with local law enforcement and the neighborhood watch is this.
They can train the watch group members including and not limited to emergency preparedness, emergency response, basic crime prevention techniques, residential security, personal safety, Neighborhood crime statistics, Crime alert bulletins,gang activity.
A criminal's worst enemies are concerned and active citizens and an equally concerned and effective police department. When the two work together the opportunity for criminal's to commit a crime is decreased.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Next WNW Meeting June 10, 2008

The next WNW meeting is set for Tuesday, June 10,2008 at the Wallace Ave. Baptist Church. 6:30pm. We have a new president Julie Thompson come and hear the ideas that she has come up with for our neighborhood. Bring your weather radios to be programmed. And be sure to pick up the June newsletter on the 1st at 812 N Pottenger.
See you there

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