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Journal News Article (10/07/06)
Not to worry, there is no crime wave in Rosedale. Not yet, so let us keep it that way. So, why the Watch? The police still want and need the assistance of citizens to help them become more proactive in identifying problem areas or potential security issues.

In essence, a Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that stresses education and common sense. It teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. In addition, it ptovides citizens with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life. Neighborhood Watch groups typically focus on observation and awareness as a means of preventing crime and employ startegies that range from simply promoting social interaction and "watching out for each other" to active patrols by groups of citizens.

The WPRRA decided to create a local neighborhood watch program in 2005. The program began in June 2006. The benefits of such a program are not just how it would assist the police, but also make the residents of Rosedale more aware and more educated in the event that assistance may be needed.

If you are concerned, make the call, there are no inappropriate calls. You should not feel uncomfortable using 911. If you think your concern is not an emergency, then call 422-6111, which is the WPPD main number or 422-6000, which is the WPPD emergency number. But make the call; your neighbors may thank you later.
  WATCH RESOURCES

New York Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch Primer
Home SAFE Home
Citizen Corps.
National Crime Prevention Council
National Neighborhood Watch
Family Watchdog
USA on Watch

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