Meridian Woods Park Crime Watch Meeting
Where: 6760 Yellowstone Parkway – Clubhouse. When: Monday, February 25th @ 6:00pm
Bill Messick – Marion County Health Department Inspector. MJ Dunne – Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate
Erin Elam – Deputy Prosecutor for Southwest District
City County Councillor Danielle Coulter
Crime Watch reduces crime in your neighborhood, reduces the fear of crime, and builds a strong relationship between the community and the police department.
You and your neighbors can help each other protect your entire neighborhood and make local law enforcement agencies more effective in the fight against crime through your involvement and participation. A Neighborhood Crime Watch project is the logical first step for any community organizing against crime; it requires minimal effort and gets people talking to and caring about one another.
It encourages participant neighbors to get to know each other and their routines, so that any out of place activities can be observed, recognized for what it is and reported in order to be investigated by the IMPD or other city agencies. The program also teaches participants techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized at home, in their vehicles and in public places. It trains participants on the importance of recognizing suspicious activities and sounds, evaluate them and to report them properly.