Community Watch has been around for many years, in one form or another.
Today, it is one of the most successful efforts employed to prevent residential and industrial crime. It is another avenue for residents and law enforcement personnel to band together against crime. A major reason for the success of an organized Community Watch Program is its simplicity. Although each program may vary in its organization and methods, each are used to reduce the opportunity for crime and to report possible criminal activity.
All Community Watch Programs are established with the intent for residents to recognize and accept the responsibility to protect their neighborhoods. Many communities have enjoyed substantial decreases in burglary, vandalism, and larceny once programs are implemented.
A Neighborhood Watch Program can be established simply by banding a group of neighbors for a common cause. A meeting with all interested neighbors should be arranged and coordinated with the Byron Police Department. A committee will be established and can assume responsibility for identifying the watch area, selection of program coordinators and finally formalizing the Neighborhood Watch Program for their community.
Working in close cooperation with the Byron Police Department, residents will receive training to serve as "extra eyes and ears" of the Department's ongoing crime prevention efforts.
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