04-07-14 Web Release- Neighborhood Watch Community Meeting
The City of Carbondale Police Department is interested in increasing participation in our Neighborhood Watch program in an effort to increase the safety of our community. In early 1972, the National Sheriffs Association developed a model program for today’s Neighborhood Watch programs. Since its establishment, Neighborhood Watch has developed thousands of local residential crime prevention programs in which individual citizens work to make their own homes and families less inviting targets for crime.
The Neighborhood Watch program gives citizens the opportunity to work together with law enforcement, which places the responsibility on both the police department and private citizens. The fact is the impact on crime prevention by law enforcement alone is minimal when compared with the power of private citizens working with law enforcement and with each other. Neighborhood Watch is based on the concept of cooperation. When citizens take positive steps to secure their property and neighbors learn how to report suspicious activity around their homes, the opportunity for burglaries and related offenses decreases dramatically.
To learn more about Neighborhood Watch and the Carbondale Crime Stoppers organization, we invite you attend the Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Carbondale Police Department on April 8, 2014 at 5:00p.m.
For more information contact Kimberly M. Brooks at 457-3200 ext. 471