we don't like to talk about it, or even think about
the fact that crime is on
the increase throughout the world.
The number of burglars, muggers, auto thieves, robbers, etc., is growing at an alarming rate.
You, as a resident, working with neighbors can help reduce
the crime rate.
By organizing and/or joining a neighborhood program in which you
and your neighbors can learn as a unit how to protect yourselves, your
family, your home and your property.
You can get the criminals off your block and
out of your area, if you work together.
safety in numbers and power through working as a unit.
The ups are .... you get to know your neighbors and you can
work together to reduce crime, develop a united community, put
a communication module between the neighborhood and the law
enforcement in place, establish crime prevention techniques
and renew community activity.
Safety Projects" are set up to help you do this.
It is a joint effort between the neighborhood and local police.
Such programs have been started all over the world.
Maybe one already exists in your community.
is NOT a "vigilante" group:
groups gather citizens together to learn crime prevention from local
authorities ... things
like reporting suspicious activities, watching over a
neighbor's house while they're away, and educating everyone to
be mindful of the standard precautions for property and self
that should always be taken. Criminals tend to avoid
neighborhoods where such groups exist.
cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, some of the things you
will learn are:
a burglary in progress.
Identifying stolen items.
Protecting yourself and family.
Signs of a burglary in progress.
What to do in case of injury.
What to do about suspicious people hanging around on your street.
Identifying a suspicious person.
Recognizing auto theft in progress.
Protecting your house or apartment.
to handle an emergency.
Identifying a vehicle being used in a suspected criminal
and much more.
easy to get your group started.
All you have to do is to arrange the first meeting with your neighbors and arrange a date,
place and time for the meeting ...
hold it at your home or that of a neighbor.
Try to plan it when it is convenient to most of your neighbors -
preferably in the evening.