Coconino County Sheriff’s Community Deputy Robert Smith and Community Programs Manager Gerry Blair will lead a group discussion regarding the direction of this group during 2014. They will solicit input from the participants on ideas for strengthening the existing program and discuss ways of increasing the number of active participants who are interested in maintaining and improving the quality of life in the Timberline and Fernwood Neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Watch is similar to the Block Watch program commonly conducted in urban areas, and goes back to the concept of “neighbors looking out for neighbors” that many people remember from 30 years ago. It is one of the most effective ways to prevent and deter criminal activity, attend to home and personal security, address the safety of our children and the elderly and to alleviate fear and isolation. Residents will learn how to observe and report suspicious activity and reduce the risk of becoming a crime victim. For more information about the Neighborhood Watch program and the meeting schedule, please call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 226-5089. I hope to see all of you at our next meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m.