Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Carbondale Neighborhood Watch Continues to Grow
JACKSON COUNTY-- Carbondale Police are working to strengthen neighborhood watch in the city. They met Tuesday with watch groups and concerned neighbors to discuss improving the program.
"With the number of burglaries we have in residences, it's becoming
inherently important that people get involved with the neighborhood
watch," Support Services Specialist Kimberly McCutchen-Brooks explained. "It could happen to anyone."
She recently took charge of the city's neighborhood watch, and said their efforts are gaining momentum.
Police announced the northeast side of town may soon have officers patrolling on foot. That's where Charles Cross lives. He said there's more to the neighborhood than its crime rate.
"You have a number of concerned citizens in that area that would love to know exactly what they can do and make things better," said Cross.
McCutchen-Brooks says the community should watch for signs of trouble in their neighborhoods and voice concerns.
Burglaries are still the number one crime in Carbondale. Authorities say neighborhood watch groups can help curb those crimes. Anyone can get involved, just contact Carbondale Police at (618) 457-3200..
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