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What is Crime Watch?

   Crime Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their community.

    The purpose of Crime Watch is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods.


How does it work?

  • Neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a 
    program of mutual assistance;

  • Citizens being aware of, and knowing how to recognize and report,
     suspicious activities in their neighborhood;

  • Implementation of crime prevention techniques, such as Home Security, Operation Identification and others.


Why Crime Watch?

    Crime Watch sends a message to potential intruders that:

  • Homes in your neighborhood are not easily accessible to potential 

  • Your neighborhood is organized and actively involved in preventing 
    crime in the area.


How to develop the program...

    Talk to your neighbors to determine their interest and willingness to attend a Crime Watch function. Ask about convenient times to schedule your meetings. Be sure to mention that Crime Watch does not ask that anyone take any personal risk to prevent crime, and Crime Watch leaves the responsibility for apprehending criminals with your local law enforcement agency.


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