How to start a Neighborhood Watch:
If you would like the Gautier Police Department to assist in setting up a Neighborhood Watch program in your area, call the number listed below or send us an email.
A packet containing the necessary materials will be brought to you so you may familiarize yourself with the program. Then we can choose a place and time and schedule a meeting.
A powerpoint presentation will be shown at the meeting followed by a question and answer forum. During this time, citizens can discuss concerns, ideas and solutions for preventing and reporting crimes in your neighborhood. If available, a Watch Coordinator will be appointed along with any volunteer Block Captains.
“Watch Patrols” may be conducted by volunteer citizens but only in a safe manner as not to put the watchers in harms way.
Once a Neighborhood Watch program is established in your area, metal “watch” signs will be posted in various locations.
These meetings should be conducted every 6 – 8 weeks to keep citizens informed of any current crime trends.
If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch program in your area, please contact:
Officer Matt Hoggatt 228-497-8011
or email: email@example.com
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Officers on Patrol…
may not know the neighborhood and its activities as well as those who live there.
- cannot be everywhere all of the time.
- may not notice something or someone as being suspicious.
- stand out in police cars which makes it difficult to catch someone “in the act”.
Watchers should never…
- confront or question subjects
- attempt to stop or detain subjects
- put themselves in a dangerous situation
Ways you can help by being a watch member…
- reporting possible crimes in progress
- reporting and documenting suspicious activity
- looking out for neighbors that are out of town
- looking out for neighbors who are elderly, handicapped or alone
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Click here for more NW resources: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/home-and-neighborhood-safety/neighborhood-watch
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