...to Stewart Kelsey for now being a proud member of our Hillsboro Police Department! He recently graduated from the police acadamy in Salem where he spent 17 weeks undergoing education and training. He completed the acadamy as head of his class and was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony.
A Neighborhood Watch Program for a portion of our neighborhood (the 50 residents of the “Dellwood” subdivision) has been implemented by Stewart Kelsey with the help of Julie Carrasco of the Hillsboro Police Department. It is this program that can help keep our neighborhood a safe and comfortable place to call home.
For questions/concerns please contact Stewart at… Phone: 503-330-0412 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions/concerns please contact Stewart at…
Phone: 503-330-0412 Email: email@example.com
Neighborhood watch groups are a smart way to help protect the safety of your community.
According to the FBI, over 2 million incidents of burglary were committed in 2004. The Burlary Prevention Council reports that US homes are burglarized every 11 seconds, with nearly 60 percent of all burglaries occurring in daylight hours. Furthermore, 3 out of every 4 houses are expected to be burglarized in the next 20 years. While these statistics are alarming, they remind us of the ever-growing impact of crime in the United States -- and that no matter where you reside, you are a potential victim.
Not everyone can afford subscription-based home security systems that provide 24-hour monitoring. Local policing efforts are often stretched too thin for routine patrols and must rely on the active participation of community residents for crime prevention.
Since most crimes happen in isolation, a Neighborhood Watch team is employed to act as an extra set of "eyes and ears" when a police presence is not always available. But a Neighborhood Watch group does more than canvass its community. In most cases, involvement creates opportunity to get to know those living in your geographical area, helping to open the lines of communication with local police and better overall cooperation among residents in crime prevention efforts. Participating in a Neighborhood Watch group builds confidence and encourages residents to take an active interest in one another's properties and livelihoods.
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