neighborhoodwatch

The Monroe Police Neighborhood Watch Program offers citizens the ability to work with Law Enforcement to prevent crime and vandalism in their Community.  It is proven to be one of the most effective and least costly answers to crime.  A Neighborhood Watch is a way to relay information to the community through meetings and other forms of communication.

mcgruffThe City of Monroe firmly believes that Neighborhood Watches have the ability to not only prevent crime but also create relationships with neighbors in the case of an emergency.  It is good practice to exchange information regarding crime or neighborhood nuisances with neighbors as well as the Monroe Police Department to ensure that such issues do not persist. Community Resource Officers, officers who assist residents in making the community safe, are willing participants in Neighborhood Watch programs and can provide beneficial information.

stationThe City of Monroe is broken down into neighborhoods with each neighborhood having a Coordinator or Block Captain. These assigned persons have the ability to communicate information through channels, resulting in a well informed community.

Monroe — As a police patrol car drives slowly down a residential street, all seems calm and no suspicious activity is in evidence. But moments after the cruiser has left, thieves and other lawbreakers get back to work.
To catch these criminals, police officers need the many eyes and ears of the law-abiding residents living in the neighborhood, but all too often, citizens do not trust police and police do not have friendly relations with the people they are paid to protect. In the United States, a program called “Neighborhood Watch” is changing that.
The U.S. Neighborhood Watch Program was established in 1972 by the National Sheriffs’ Association to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations and individual citizens in a massive effort to reduce residential crime. Burglary, for example, accounts for nearly one-third of all serious crime reported in the United States, according to the association. This crime against property carries a high risk of injury or even death for the victim who comes into surprise contact with a burglar.

TO JOIN OR START A MONROE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, CONTACT:
Community Resource Officer, Eric Walton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 513-360-2206.