LYNDHURST POLICE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Neighborhood watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Neighborhood watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between police and the community they serve.
Any member of the community can join - young and old, single and married, renter and home owner. Members learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions to the Police Department. A watch group cam be formed around any geographical unit: a block, apartment, park, business area, public housing complex, or office. Watch groups are NOT vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.
Neighborhood watch helps build pride and serves as a springboard for efforts that address community concerns such as recreation for youth, child care, and affordable housing.
Contact the Lyndhurst Police Department, Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit, 201-939-9101, for help in training members in home security and reporting skills. Select a coordinator and block captains who are responsible for organizing meetings and relaying information to members. Recruit members, keep up-to-date on new residents and making special efforts to involve the elderly, working parents and young people. Work with the Lyndhurst Police Department to put up neighborhood watch signs, usually after at least 50% of the households are enrolled.
Neighbors Look For:
Someone screaming or shouting for help.
Interested in starting/joining a Neighborhood Watch program in you community?
Fill out the form below and a Crime Prevention Specialist will contact you.
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