Neighborhood Watch and Problem Solving
What Is Neighborhood Watch and Problem Solving?
Neighborhood Watch and Problem Solving is a shared responsibility and connection between the police and community. The goal is to make Concord a safer, more livable city through crime prevention and problem solving strategies. It is part of the overall philosophy of Concord's Community Policing.
What does it involve?
- Neighbors getting to know each other and working together.
- Implementing crime prevention techniques and strategies in homes and neighborhoods.
- Helping to solve neighborhood problems through a partnership between you and your police department.
- Learning about other public and private agencies that can be resources in helping to solve neighborhood problems.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you know your neighborhood has an active Neighborhood Watch and Problem Solving group already formed, join it!
If there is no such group, become a leader in your neighborhood and start one! Contact Margaret Romiti at 671-3184 for more information.
What Happens in a Meeting and How Often Do Meetings Occur?
Usually a meeting consists of 10-20 neighbors. A typical meeting lasts about two hours. They can be scheduled for any time of the day or evening - it's up to you. A police officer will attend and talk about crime prevention and problem solving strategies that you and your neighbors might use in your neighborhood. Crime prevention brochures and problem solving resource materials will also be handed out at the meeting.
You and your neighbors can then hold future meetings when you feel it is necessary; usually it's every couple of months. A police officer can attend future meetings if you desire, or it can be only the neighbors.