First Friday of the Month
Friendship Hall at 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America. In the late 1960’s an increase in crime heightened the need for a crime prevention initiative focused on residential areas and involving local citizens. The National Sheriff’s Association responded, creating the National Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972 to assist citizens and law enforcement.
A Neighborhood Watch program is a group of people like us, living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.
There are obvious benefits NW volunteers and their communities have seen such as:
We are the extra “eyes and ears” of law enforcement. We know who belongs and who does
not in our neighborhood. This is an asset to LeisureTowne and neighborhood watch. We like the term NOSY NEIGHBOR. Go to the window if you hear something. If you think someone does not belong, write
down the license plate number and color and make of the vehicle. Use your senses “if you feel something is not right it might not be” if you have a cell phone take a picture.
MOST IMPORTANT: DO NOT APPROACH A SUSPICIOUS
PERSON OR PERSONS.
Use this information to contact the police…it might be a piece of the puzzle the police need to solve an issue. Let the police investigate.
YOU CAN TAKE PRECAUTIONS, such as, be aware when you get out of your car and walk to
your home. Just don’t get out grabbing bags and packages, look around first, know your surroundings. Have keys ready for your door, don’t look for them in your pockets or pocketbook when you get to
the house. LOCK YOUR CAR. Keep outside lights on or have sensor lights, have house lights on timers and have night lights. If you walk for exercise, always carry your cell phone.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.
BE A VOLUNTEER