|When||Tue, Jan 14, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm|
7560 Roslyn St, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, USA
The Swissvale Police Department is looking to work with residents to start neighborhood crime watch programs. Neighborhood crime watch is a program based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense against crime. Neighborhood crime watch organizes and extends what you are probably already doing on an informal basis. We tend to know and watch out for our closest neighbors, but a group of neighbors at one end of the block who are doing this may not know the group of neighbors at the other end of the block. Organizing a Neighborhood Crime Watch makes this attitude of watchfulness more systematic, and provides a block map or contact list with neighbors' names, telephone numbers and emails that can be used in case of an emergency.
The program usually requires two commitments:
- A commitment to be concerned about your neighbor's property and well-being as well as your own
- A commitment to report criminal activity and take action by alerting your neighbors and calling 9-1-1
What will happen at the first meeting? At the initial meeting, members of the Swissvale Police Department will discuss:
- Area crime
- Crime trends
- Prevention measures
- Proactive things that neighbors can do to positively impact public safety
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