A simple program, Neighborhood Watch, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Safford’s neighborhoods. The foundation of the program is built upon citizens and police working in partnership. Basically, a Neighborhood Watch is a cohesive body of concerned citizens coming together to address common issues that affect their neighborhood.
Why Neighborhood Watch?
Whether you live in a high crime area or not, a comprehensive Neighborhood Watch Program offers numerous benefits for your area. Such programs instill a greater sense of security, well being, and reduce the fear of crime in your neighborhood. Neighborhood Watch helps instill a greater "sense of community," by putting the neighbor back into neighborhood. Here are some of the other benefits you can expect by participating in Safford’s Neighborhood Watch Program:
- Reducing the risk of being a crime victim
- Being better prepared to respond to suspicious activity
- Increased information on issues that impact your neighborhood
- Obtaining Neighborhood Watch signs
- Getting to know your neighbors
- Reducing the fear of crime and making your neighborhood more livable
Community And Police Working Together
Every neighborhood has its own personality that makes it unique. What works in one area, may not work in another. When starting a Neighborhood Watch be creative and include others on your team. Remember, there is strength in numbers. Criminal justice professionals readily admit that in the absence of citizen assistance, neither more manpower, nor improved technology, nor additional money will enable law enforcement to shoulder the monumental burden of combating crime in America. Teamwork between neighbors-and the police-is what Neighborhood Watch is all about.