Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Want to help form a neighborhood watch?
This sounds like a good idea -- the Northwest Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association is working with MPD to put together a neighborhood watch for the area. They're hosting a Block Captain training on Tuesday, December 8.
As described by the NWCHCA, a Block Captain is a volunteer "who gets to know all the people living on their street, so they can keep an eye out for people who aren't normally there. They also help when a neighbor goes on vacation by picking up the mail and things like that."
The training session is at the MPD Park Road Substation, 750 Park Road NW, and it's from 7:30 to 9 PM.
They also noted that neighborhood watches have made a big difference in other parts of DC and around the country. It doesn't matter if you live in northwest Columbia Heights or not to participate, and businesses and apartment dwellers are encouraged to come too. It's free, and there will be refreshments.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday the 6th.
Here's more from MPD on neighborhood watches.