Tips when starting a neighborhood watch

Metro ServiceNeighborhood watch can be helpful in reducing crime in your neighborhood. ■ Metro Service Neighborhood watch programs can provide communities with a sense of security while serving as a low-cost deterrent to crime. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) even notes that watch groups can serve as a stepping stone to community revitalization. Establishing a neighborhood watch program is no small task. Such programs are most effective when the entire community lends its support and participates. Men and women hoping to start watch programs in their communities can consider the following strategies, courtesy of the NCPC. Getting started Gathering neighbors and fellow community members to gauge levels of interest and

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