Friday, August 20, 2010

Getting Involved

You and your family will be safer.
 Neighborhood Watch will provide guidance on leading your family through a fire drill, preparing a disaster preparedness plan, and assembling a disaster supplies kit. When you work with your neighbors in Watch activities, you’ll learn to look out for homebound seniors or latchkey children and, in return, you’ll learn who’s looking out for you.

You’ll help reduce crime. An empty house in a neighborhood where none of the
neighbors know the owner is a prime target for burglary. Throughout the country,
dramatic decreases in burglary and related offenses are reported by law enforcement
professionals in communities with active Watch programs.

You’ll have a way to get help addressing neighborhood problems that concern
you. Neighborhood Watch serves as a springboard for efforts that address concerns such as recreation for youth, child care, and traffic safety.

You can learn new skills and get experience using them. You’ll learn crime
prevention skills, including the ability to be the eyes and ears for law enforcement.
Your whole family can get involved. There’s a role for everyone in Neighborhood
Watch. Young children can pick up litter and take part in safety programs designed
just for them. Youth can teach younger children how to stay safe. Retirees can operate telephone trees, write newsletters, and keep an eye out for daytime problems.

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