Start your own neighborhood block watch program: If citizens got together to actively prevent crime half as often as criminals meet to create crime, the community would notice a real change.
1. Neighbors getting to know each other, and working together in a program of mutual assistance.
2. Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious and/ or criminal activity.
3. Crime prevention techniques, such as Home Security Audits, Operation I.D., Auxiliary Police, Court Watch, and Community Clean-up.
Whatever your neighborhood’s like, getting together to fight crime, violence, and drugs can help create communities where children can be children and people once isolated by crime and fear can enjoy being a part of a thriving neighborhood. ( cont. next week )