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  1. 1. Neighborhood Watch #1 1
  2. 2. BAD PART OF TOWN 2
  3. 3. TOPICS TO BE COVERED… What is Neighborhood Watch. Elements of Crime. Factors of a Crime. Neighbors become the Eyes and Ears. Neighborhood Watch is Everyone Responsibility. 3
  4. 4. TOPICS CONT…. Coordinators Responsibilities. Block Captain Responsibilities. How to report what is Suspicious – Calling dispatch. How to describe a person. How to describe a vehicle. How & Who to call. 4
  5. 5. What isNeighborhood Watch? 5
  6. 6. NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS  Working together to make your neighborhood a better place to work and live. 6
  7. 7. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IS?  Crime prevention at it’s best.  It’s more than locks and hardware.  It is your Police Department working in partnership with citizens. 7
  8. 8. KEY ELEMENTS FOR AN EFFECTIVE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Awareness Community Involvement 8
  9. 9. FACTORS OF A CRIME Ability Desire Remove the opportunity Opportunity and prevent the crime. 9
  10. 10. NEIGHBORS ARE THE EYES & EARS This Means: Reporting what you see and hear to the Police. 10
  11. 11. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SIGNS Signs are a crime deterrent. Remind residents that they are part of a Neighborhood Watch program. Will it keep bad guys out of your neighborhood? Not unless you follow through. Neighborhood Watch is everyones responsibility. 11
  12. 12. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY Become acquainted with your surrounding neighbors. Learn & Incorporate Crime Prevention Techniques. Report suspicious and criminal activities to the Police. 12
  13. 13. NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR•Provides Leadership•Selects Block Captains•Serves as a communication link between block captains & police•Maintains Records and Neighborhood Watch Map.•Distributes Information•Attends quarterly training•Organizes Neighborhood Parties 13•Develops a phone tree and activates when necessary.
  14. 14. PHONE TREE Coordinator’s List C O O R D IN A T O R N am e_________ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ P hone________ B lo c k C a p t a in B lo c k C a p t a in B lo c k C a p t a inN am e________ N am e________ N am e________A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _P hone_______ P hone_______ P hone_______ B lo c k C a p t a in B lo c k C a p t a in B lo c k C a p t a inN am e________ N am e________ N am e________A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _P hone_______ P hone_______ P hone_______ B lo c k C a p t a in B lo c k C a p t a in B lo c k C a p t a inN am e_________ N am e________ N am e________A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _ A d d re s s _ _ _ _ _ _P hone________ P hone_______ P hone_______ 14
  15. 15. BLOCK CAPTAINIs someone who: Is concerned about the Neighborhood. Is willing to knock on doors to meet neighbors. Brings neighbors together to solve problems. Informs neighbors about special programs and activities. Establishes procedures to discourage crime. Meets together with neighbors as often as necessary. 15
  16. 16. WHAT IS SUSPICIOUS AND SHOULD BE REPORTED BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO DISPATCH WHAT YOU SEE. 16
  17. 17. IS THIS SUSPICIOUS ? It is important that you are able to tell the dispatcher why what you are calling about is suspicious. Time of day may be a factor. Just because someone is different does not mean they are suspicious. Behavior is the key. A stranger running from a home or car. A person going door to door, looking into windows & parked cars. A person who seems to have no purpose wandering in the 17 neighborhood.
  18. 18. UNUSUAL NOISES Someone screaming and you are unable to determine the reason. There is a difference between a scream of desperation and the screams of children playing. Unusual or suspicious noise, such as breaking glass or pounding. 18
  19. 19. BUSINESS TRANSACTION  Business transactions conducted from a vehicle. Could involve the sale of drugs or stolen goods.  Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices. Probably stolen. 19
  20. 20. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES Vehicle moving slowly, without lights, or with no apparent destination. A strange van or abandoned vehicle parked in a neighborhood. 20
  21. 21. SUSPICIOUS PERSON’S  Property being carried by persons on foot at an unusual hour.  Property being removed from a closed business or residence know to be unoccupied.  A stranger in a car stopping to beacon a child.  Child resisting the advances of an adult known not to be the parent. 21
  22. 22. Don’t take mattersinto your own hands. 22
  23. 23. HOW AND WHO TO CALL• LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES: 911• ALL OTHER POLICE AND FIRE RESPONSE: 864-596-2222 This is the dispatch number to report non-emergency situations To follow up on a previous call, we need as much of the following information as possible: Date, Time, Location, Nature of the Call, Phone number the call was made from, Any other information. 864-439-8445 23
  24. 24. THIS IS HOW TO DESCRIBE A PERSON Sex: Male or Female Age: Judge by someone you know Weight: Judge by someone you know Shirt or Coat: Color, Style, Etc. Approximate Height Hat or No hat Hair Color: Also if balding or thinning Eye Color Pants: Color, Levis, Dress, etc. Shoes or Boots: Style Any out standing features: Speech, limp, missing teeth, 24 tattoos
  25. 25. THIS IS HOW TO DESCRIBE A VEHICLE  License number and state if visible  Color  Make  Year  Body Style  Model  Antenna  Accessories  Unique Sounds  Unique Designs  Body Damage 25
  26. 26. What is Suspicious & Should be Reported A Stranger running from a car or home. Someone screaming and you are unable to determine the reason. A person who seems to have no purpose wandering in the neighborhood. Unusual or suspicious noise, such as breaking glass or pounding. Vehicles moving slowly, without lights, or with no apparent destination. Business transactions conducted from a vehicle. Could involve the sale of drugs or stolen goods. Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices. They are probably stolen. Property carried by persons on foot at an unusual hour. Property being removed from a closed business or residence known to be unoccupied. A stranger in a car stopping to beckon to a child, or a child resisting the advances of an adult. A strange van or abandoned vehicle parked in a neighborhood. 26
  27. 27. Start Neighborhood Watch Today please call: If you have questions Police Support Specialist Sandy Peel @ 485-0240 Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Officer Hill @ 485-0238 Chief of Police Terry Richards @ 485-0232 Lieutenant Jay Hayes @ 485-0234 27

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