Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tips on how to start a neighborhood watch

If you need more information the best place to start would be to go to the USAOnWatch.org website they have the information to get you started.

Talk with your neighbors to find out if they are interested in forming a neighborhood watch. Tell them that their participation is needed to combat the problems in the neighborhood.
Inform them about the crime in the neighborhood.
Inquire as to which evenings would be a good time to meet to talk about the problems in your neighborhood.
Exchange phone numbers. Tell your neighbors that you will notify them when the meeting is scheduled.
1. Determine the watch area. What streets will be covered in your neighborhood watch.
2. Obtain a meeting place. It could be in the local church. Or the local school. Somewhere close to your neighborhood.
3. Identify the crime in your neighborhood area that needs attention.
4. Contact your local Police Department they can also help you get a watch started.

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