Creating strong working relationships with the community is an important aspect of crime prevention efforts in Washington Township. The groups described on this page offer the opportunity for residents and businesses to participate with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in fighting crime.
Neighborhood Watch groups offers citizens the ability to work with law enforcement to prevent crime. Neighbors look out for each other and act as the "eyes and ears of law enforcement."
While township residents are fortunate to live in an area of low crime, it’s important to stay vigilant. Reporting crimes and suspicious activity provides deputies with valuable information that helps keep property crimes in check.
CRIMES THAT DECREASED 2011
|Drug Abuse||- 38.5%|
|Auto Theft||- 51.6%|
Neighborhood Watch groups typically meet monthly or bimonthly in someone’s home. Deputies are available to attend meetings where they can offer updates on neighborhood crime, explain services offered by the sheriff’s office, or provide crime prevention information.
If you’d like to participate in a Neighborhood Watch or start a new group for your neighborhood, contact Deputy Brian Burke, community education officer, at 432-2724.
More than 600 township businesses have received a visit and crime prevention information from the MCSO community education officer. The goal is to build working relationships with township businesses and collect their contact information so that businesses and deputies can work together to combat crime.
Sharing information is useful for alerting businesses about crimes as well as calling on them for assistance.Businesses who would like to be involved in the Business Watch project can call Deputy Brian Burke, community education officer, at 432-2724.
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