Why should I get involved in a Neighborhood Watch?

Law enforcement reacts to what is suspicious or reported to them. The facts show that the impact on crime prevention by law enforcement alone is only a start when compared with the combined power of residents and law enforcement working together.

Neighborhood Watch is based on this concept of cooperation, and nationwide statistics prove that it works. When residents take positive steps to secure their own property and neighbors learn how to identify suspicious activity around their homes, burglary and related offenses decrease dramatically.

If we develop a trained eye for noting the routine and report the suspicious, then we are sharing the responsibility and protecting our own Families.

Join the Provost Marshal’s Office, Army Community Service and Residential Communities Initiative on Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., at the Jefferson Terrace Neighborhood Center, 46 St. Lo Road. This will help take the first steps to maintaining an active Neighborhood Watch program. For the residents of The Villages at Fort Lee it may mean the difference between a safe community and one affected by burglary, vandalism and other crimes. Learn how to get involved and play a role in a safer Fort Lee.

It takes all of us to make this program work. Please try to attend.