Friday, July 10, 2009

Neighborhood watch coming to CH

This is pretty cool to see - the Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association is starting a neighborhood watch for the area, and they're having a training session for new block captains on July 20th. The job of the block captain is basically to organize the block and help get information to and from the police and local residents. Despite the NWCHCA organizing it, it looks like they want people from all over the neighborhood.

The training is from 7 to 8:30 PM at Location: St Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St NW - use the red doors on the 16th Street side.

Here's MPD's page about neighborhood watches, and here's what the organizer, NWCHCA president Cecilia Jones, has to say:
Neighborhood Watch is a recognized way for concerned community members to get involved and make a difference. This community-based organization of citizens working together with law enforcement has helped prevent burglaries, thefts, and violent crimes nationwide for many years. Ordinary people agree to look out for their neighbors and their neighbors property.
On the full post on the CH listserve, Jones also talks about helping property values and things like that.

3 comments:

Brandon Green said...

Great news--Neighborhood Watches are always a good thing. Not only to they cut down on crime, but they also facilitate meeting your neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Great, now someone will be watching my car get stolen!!!

Anonymous said...

And someone will be watching the drunk/drugged out guy defecating in the alley! Oh, this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.