The city stats say that overall crime is down and that violent crime is way down this year, but those stats on paper do little to change the fact that crime is still happening way too often and in very highly visible places, leaving residents concerned and frustrated.
APD has just shared a reminder with Patch that next week they will be holding a citywide neighborhood watch training session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 19th at their Public Safety Headquarters.
According to the announcement, this is the last chance for residents to sign up and recieve vital training that could help them and their community. The registration deadline is Monday, October 14. To register you must contact Inspector S. Thomas by phone or email.
Inspector S. Thomas Voicemail: 404-546-5550 email@example.com
Breakfast and lunch will be served. Training topics include Neighborhood Watch Programs, 911 calls, crime prevention through environmental design, and much more.
What is your experience with Neighborhood Watch programs? Do they work, or are these new private security patrols more effective?