It is a crime prevention program that involves citizens working with each other and with law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and victimization in their communities. It is basically neighbors watching out for each other. Its intention is to make criminals aware that if they commit a crime in a Community Watch Neighborhood, it will be reported to the police. It involves:
Citizens protecting themselves and their property by using common sense crime prevention practices
Neighbors getting to know each other, watching out for each other, and acting on or reporting suspicious activities
How to start a community watch:
You can start your own community watch in Burlington by:
Contacting Greg Turner (Crime Prevention Specialist) at (336) 513-5449. He can provide you with the necessary materials and offer technical advice.
Set up a meeting with as many neighbors as possible. Plan to meet in a church, school, or in someone's home. Make sure to include the Crime Prevention Officer.