Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Very First Ever

Lewisville, Texas: In times of recession, police forces are often stretched past limits containing the rising rates of crime. Many criminals take advantage of this opportunity and many crimes go unsolved and unpunished. However, there is an easy way to combat a criminal’s plans.

On December 9, 2008 a group of Lewisville residents met with the Lewisville Police Department, including Chief of Police, Chief Russell Kerbow and Special Operations Unit Supervisor, Sergeant Gordon Blair. These Lewisville residents are also Coordinators representing several individual Neighborhood Crime Watches in Lewisville, Texas. During this initial meeting between the Lewisville Police Department and the Coordinators of several Lewisville Neighborhood Crime Watch groups, the idea was presented to form a nonpolitical board—the Lewisville Crime Watch Board.

On January 7, 2009, these Coordinators again met with Mayor Gene Carey, Chief Russell Kerbow and an assistant city manager, Donna Barron to obtain support for the formation of the Lewisville Crime Watch Board. Support was obtained and the Coordinators went to work in recruiting more Coordinators throughout the City of Lewisville to join the Lewisville Crime Watch Board.

The LCWB is dedicated to helping law enforcement make Lewisville a safer and more enjoyable place to live. Where once there were scattered Neighborhood Crime Watches of limited activity and participation, there are now coordinated efforts by both the larger and the smaller Crime Watch groups to form a city-wide net that discourages criminals from bringing their activities and crime to Lewisville.

The LCWB is working diligently with the Lewisville Police Department to make available materials and resources available to all Lewisville Neighborhood Crime Watches. On March 2, 2009 at 7 pm, a first-ever Joint Crime Watch Meeting will be held at the Lewisville Police Department for all Lewisville residents. Children are especially encouraged to attend as the topics will be geared towards children. Materials and officers will be available to answer all your questions about starting or activating a Neighborhood Crime Watch and how to get into contact with members of the Lewisville Crime Watch Board.

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