Join Neighborhood WATCH
HAMMOND, LA – (August 30, 2017) – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards shares that part of the mission of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is to provide the highest quality of public safety services to our community. We feel one of the best ways of accomplishing this is by reducing fear and preventing crimes through education and heightened awareness of our citizens. Citizens partnering with law enforcement and citizen participation is one of the most effective tools against fighting crime because the job of stopping burglary, larceny or criminal activity is impossible for the Sheriff’s Office to accomplish alone.
Neighborhood Watch is more than just a program, it’s a network of neighbors trained by crime prevention deputies in home security, recognition and identification of suspicious persons and/or activity. Neighborhood Watch is an “observe and report” type of program. Members are encouraged not to stop and question people, but to observe and report suspicious persons / activity to the Sheriff’s Office. In today’s society, many families have working parents and have children involved in many activities that keep them away from home. It’s important for us to know our neighbors to prevent the homes in our neighborhoods from being a prime target while its residents are at work or involved in children’s activities.
Neighborhood Watch works. It is a positive and effective way for good neighbors to help one another keep an eye one other and their property. In communities that have an active Neighborhood Watch there is a decrease in burglaries and related offenses where members report incidents to the Sheriff’s Office. Neighborhood Watch brings a community together and serves as a starting point for e orts that address other community concerns.
A criminals job gets a lot tougher in a neighborhood where people are watching out for each other! For more information about the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch Program, please contact Lieutenant Alex Richardson at 985-507-2188 or visit our website at www.tpso.org.
Responsibilities As A Neighborhood Watch Member
• Be alert!
• Know your neighbors and watch out for each other
• Report suspicious activities and crimes to the Sheriff’s Office
• Get involved and learn how you can make yourself and your community safer
Kinds Of Activities To Be Aware Of
• Someone screaming or shouting for help
• Someone looking in windows of houses and parked vehicles.
• Property being removed from houses where no one is at home or from a closed business.
• Vehicles moving slowly through the neighbor- hood or people sitting in parked vehicles near or at a residence.