You CAN Get Involved
For more information about starting a Neighborhood Watch, contact: Heath Thomas, Public Information Officer
(256) 582-2034 or Click here to email.
Across the nation crime is of concern to citizens in cities, suburbs, towns, and rural areas. Increasingly, citizens and law enforcement professionals realize that neither one can eradicate crime working separately. Neighbors and other concerned citizens, working cooperatively with law enforcement, can have a positive effect.Home burglaries, in particular, can be minimized when community residents take steps to make their homes less attractive and vulnerable to burglars.Burglary, the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft, is generally considered a crime against property. It has, however, a high potential for death or injury to the victim who comes into surprise contact with the intruder. Through the well recognized concept of NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, a community-based program supported by the National Sheriff’s Association since 1972, residents of thousands of communities across the nation have discovered that they can make a difference in preventing crime. Sheriff Scott Walls supports Neighborhood Watch programs that are already in place and would also like to encourage citizens in areas of Marshall County that do not have a Neighborhood Watch program to start a crime watch in their community.
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