The responsibility of the Community Watch Program is to coordinate with Leesburg Police Department, and to continue to make the Sycamore Hill a safe community.
If you observed a stranger taking items out of the house next door and loading them into a vehicle, would you be curious? If you observed a strange vehicle repeatedly driving slowly through the neighborhood and the occupant(s) attempting to talk to kids on the street, would you become alarmed? If you observe a resident’s door standing open or a front window broken out, would you want to investigate?
Now imagine that it was your house that had just been burglarized or was being cased, or your child that had been solicited. Would you be upset that no one bothered to investigate or call the Sheriff?
We realize that most people value their privacy. However, if your neighbor came over and knocked on your door in an emergency, would you recognize him or her as your neighbor? Likewise, if you went to your neighbors in a panic for help, would they know who you are and let you in?
That’s what the neighborhood watch is all about – neighbors getting to know one another and working in a program of mutual assistance; training to assist neighbors in recognizing and reporting suspicious activities in their neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Watch Characteristics
1. Watch groups are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.
2. Members learn how to make their homes and community more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions to the police or in case of an emergency, call 911.
If you are interested in taking an active part in your neighborhood safety and security or would just like more information, contact the Board of Directors.
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