Importance of Neighborhood Watch

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Is there a watch group in your neighborhood?

Importance of Neighborhood Watch

A neighborhood crime watch is a very effective way of providing a safe environment for you and your family. While they may seem funny when portrayed in your average half-hour sitcom, they provide a real service to communities.

These organizations allow you to communicate with your neighbors and take an active role in making sure that all homes in the neighborhood are safe and secure. Through meetings, newsletters, community events and many other avenues, watch groups show criminals that residents are going the extra mile to make sure they are not victimized.

If your neighborhood already has a watch program attend one of their meetings and inquire about joining. It is a great way to get to know people in your area while making your home safer at the same time.

If there is no group in your area, take the initiative. Contact your local police department about how to start a neighborhood watch. Talk to your neighbors and see if you can get them on board. It is important to remember that even though neighborhood watch groups are important, they are not a substitute for a home security system. A burglar alarm is still the best way to safeguard your home.



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