In August Legislator Sarah Anker and police from the 7th precinct will attend the meeting of the Sound Beach Civic Association and discuss the neighborhood watch program.
A statistically proven effective crime prevention program, a neighborhood watch is just an organized group of citizens devoted to crime and vandalism protection. An active neighborhood watch brings safer streets and homes, community spirit, camaraderie with neighbors, and stronger relationships with law enforcement.
Criminals rely on people not witnessing or not reporting suspicious activity. The idea of a neighborhood watch is to educate private citizens on how to recognize and report suspicious activity while promoting better community relations. It is not a vigilante group and should not assume the role of the police by taking the law in their own hands.
Once it’s set up, only two things are required—TO OBSERVE AND REPORT
I'd like to encourage anyone interested in making their neighborhood a safer place to live to come to the meeting, August 13, 7:30PM, at the Sound Beach Firehouse, second floor.