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Lantana Neighborhood Crime Watch

A Crime Watch is an organization of citizens that are concerned with the reduction and prevention of crime within their neighborhood. Neighborhood Watch Programs are designed to accomplish two goals:

1. To reduce criminal victimization of citizens within their neighborhood.

2. To increase the number of citizens’ reports of crimes or potential crimes in progress.

To achieve these goals, a majority of the residents within the designated area must actively participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program.

 

The program itself should:

  • Increase citizen awareness of crime problems.

  • Organize citizens within a neighborhood to maintain a system of surveillance over one another’s property, children, etc.

  • Encourage accurate and prompt reporting of crimes or suspicious activity in the neighborhood to the police.

  • Encourage citizens to come forward as witnesses

Find us on the private Facebook group

#SeeSomethingSaySomthing

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Lantana Crime Watch information here 

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Police Responsibilities 

(Denton County Sheriffs Deputy)

  • Assist with educational and social neighborhood meetings

  • Attend your organizational meetings

  • Help you get your neighborhood organized

  • Pass important information to area coordinators in your neighborhood

 

Coordinator Responsibilities 

( Zoy'e Nix)

  • Encourage Block Captains to have biannual meetings with the crime watch residents

  • Organize Block Captains to best cover the neighborhood and recruit replacement Block Captains when positions open up

  • Serve as the main contact between the Police Department and your neighborhood watch by receiving information from the Police Department and passing it on to the Block Captains

  • Submit crime watch sign requests

 

Block Captain Responsibilities

(See your neighborhood below)

  • Meet with residents on a semi-annual basis (a Crime Prevention Officer can make presentations at these meetings or you might have a Block Party)

  • Nine House Sheet, various pamphlets

  • Notify Area Coordinator if they are no longer able to perform Block Captain Duties

  • Pass on the information received from the area coordinator to the individual residential households

 

Neighbor Responsibilities 

 

As a Crime Watch Neighbor, your responsibility is to be a good neighbor by watching out for other's properties and by reporting suspicious activity to the police. You should know the three neighbors across the street from your home, your neighbors on each side, and the three neighbors behind your residence.

You should have a heightened awareness for your neighbor's welfare and you should be more than willing to report suspicious activity to the police. Citizens can be assured that when they report suspicious activity, their name will be held in strictest confidence..

Lantana Neighborhood Facebook Groups

Find your neighborhood Crime Watch Captain(s) HERE

Click on the link to your neighborhood  - connect to your own neighborhood Facebook Group.

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