Members of the community are invited to learn more about crime prevention and the Neighbourhood Watch Program this Thursday evening in Whitby.
DRPS is hosting the event at St. Luke's Catholic School and attendees will learn about several crime prevention techniques, along with the benefits of a Neighbourhood Watch program in your area.
The Neighbourhood Watch program is currently being set up in community surrounding St. Luke's, however the information is valuable to all members of the community.
Where: St. Luke's CS, 55 Twin Streams, Whitby
Time: 7 p.m.
Neighbourhood Watch is a community-driven crime prevention program designed to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur through the active participation of citizens. They are made aware of the importance of communicating and getting to know each other and given crime prevention training and tips.
In order to be successful, the program requires a strong commitment and involvement by homeowners. Through simple techniques, each Neighbourhood Watch member becomes the eyes and ears of the DRPS. Neighbours learn how to protect their families and each other through observation, prevention, and assertive action. Maintaining a vigilance to the potential for crime, and knowing each other's routines, neighbours can combat crime in the most effective way before it starts.
To find out more about how to start a Neighbourhood Watch in your community, or to join an existing Watch or rejuvenate a dormant one, contact the Regional Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator by emailing email@example.com .
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