Learn how to start a Neighborhood Watch in your community at our information sessions!
The Morrisville Police Department will hold two sessions for the public to provide guidance and answer questions on how to create and implement a Neighborhood Watch program. The sessions will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Cedar Fork Community Center (1050 B Town Hall Drive).
Registration is strongly encouraged!
Click here to register for Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m.
Click here to register for Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
Questions? Email NHW@townofmorrisville.org.
Crime or the fear of crime provides the impetus for residents to become better informed on how to protect themselves and their property. Neighbors are asked to be the eyes and ears in helping the police in apprehending criminals.
A Neighborhood Watch program is not designed to substitute for police protection. Rather it is an extension or supplement in assisting the police in making neighborhoods safer for all residents. Neighborhood Watch operates under two principles. First, when neighbors get to know and watch out for each other, they watch out for each other’s property as though it was their own. Second, Neighborhood Watch helps to create an identity within the neighborhood, which in turn fosters sense of pride, and belonging for the participants.
The participants make their neighborhood a safer place to live by adopting a more observant and active attitude and, as a result, become more aware of strange cars, persons, or circumstances. This will not take a lot of time and soon will develop into a daily habit of becoming more aware of what is going on in the neighborhood.
While a Neighborhood Watch program can be a useful tool in keeping a neighborhood safe by engaging the residents that live there, it’s important to understand what it takes to create and implement a successful Neighborhood Watch program.