Neighborhood Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch Program is simply neighbors watching out for neighbors. The purpose is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods. The program works through the mutual aid of neighbors watching the property of other neighbors. This has several advantages, including the fact that your neighbors know who you are, what type of car you drive, and who belongs, as a rule, at your residence. A Patrol Officer driving by your home at night might not recognize the person as a stranger. However, an alert neighbor would recognize the person as a stranger. They could then call 9-1-1 to alert police to the suspicious activity.
Neighborhood Watch does not promote vigilantism. Members of the Neighborhood Watch Groups are never asked to put themselves in harm’s way to prevent crime. They should only observe and report suspicious activities to the Police Department. This leaves the responsibility for confronting and apprehending criminals where it belongs—with the Paris Police Officers.