Launch of New Neighborhood Watch Program
The Elk Grove Police Department is proud to announce the launch of a new Neighborhood Watch Program. The new program will enlist active participation of residents to work in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in the community. This program when used properly can reduce residential burglary and other crimes because a good neighbor is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented.
The Neighborhood Watch Program empowers citizens and increases communication and collaboration with the Police Department and the community. Residents are the ones who really know what is going on in the community, so the program aids in using their insights and knowledge in order to assist crime prevention efforts and solve crimes already committed. Ultimately, there cannot be a law enforcement officer on every corner in Elk Grove Village, so citizen involvement is essential to keep and make our community even safer. As a participant, residents will learn how to look for and report suspicious or not normal behavior or activities. Additionally, the department will hold 3 to 4 meetings a year where an officer will provide residents with specific training, crime trends, and pertinent information. As part of the bigger purpose of this program, residents will network with neighbors and talk to officers in effort to increase community collaboration.
For more information and to sign up, please contact Crime Prevention Officer Meredith Sloan at 847-357-4151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The first neighborhood watch meeting is scheduled for May 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 901 Wellington Ave. in Meeting Room E.