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Just about anything. Home security, personal safety, bicycle safety, drug awareness, stranger danger, fire prevention, etc. If you have an area of particular interest, contact the Crime Prevention Officer.
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Contact your neighbors and ask them if they are interested in setting up a Neighborhood Crime Watch Group and ask them for their support and participation in this program. Set up a date and a time for your meetings. Most meetings take place Monday through Thursday in the evening. Often residents have meetings in their home, yard, or a nearby park. The Crime Prevention Officer also has access to different meeting areas in the city. Contact the Crime Prevention Officer to arrange for a meeting by calling 763-421-2971.
You will need to choose a block captain and an alternate block captain and keep a list of member households.
No, Neighborhood Watch Groups need to meet only two times per year. The Crime Prevention Officer will attend these meetings. The meetings usually last from 1 to 1 and a half hours.
No. We encourage block parties, picnics, Christmas parties, Halloween parties, etc. Just remind the attendees about the Crime Prevention goal of the Watch group.