When do you go to a Block Watch meeting? I
have been doing Safety Programs for quite a few Block Watches recently and I
hear the same things at most of them.
Nobody comes to the meetings until something big happens in the
neighborhood and they start thinking about personal safety! Then they come and then
they are gone again until the next time something happens. The idea of the Block Watch is to prevent
crime from happening in your neighborhood!
That is where the feeling of being safe and watching out for each other comes about. I have met with some Block Watches that are
very active and have good attendance and guess what? Their crime is going down! They are attending programs about their
safety and some are buying products for their protection and that is the way we
can cut back on crime! We are all in
this together and if you are more aware and more prepared, maybe we can cut
back on the crime.