Crewe Road residents on lookout for crime

| 19/03/2014

(CNS): Resident at the Silver Oaks complex on Crewe Road in George Town have become the latest group of neighbours to form a watch programme to combat crime in their community. Last weekend PC Cornelius Pompey and PC Brian Jameson of the RCIPS Neighbourhood Policing department in the George Town district presented the Neighbourhood Watch sign to Richard Wildman and Robyn McLean the presidents of the Silver Oaks Neighbourhood Watch Committee. The police officers pointed out how important these schemes are to addressing the crime problem as a whole.

“Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention programme that stresses education and common sense,” said PC Pompey. “It empowers communities to be aware of what is happening within their community as well as to build partnership with other residents and the police. It’s about keenness and alert as the police cannot be everywhere all the time."

Constable Jameson encouraged the residents to report suspicious activities to the police and said they would continue their high visibility patrol within the neighborhood which can be a deterrent to criminal activities.

Anyone wishing to know more about Neighbourhood Watch or any other crime prevention methods and tips should contact The George Town Neighbourhood Policing Department on 9494222 ext  5316/3056. If you have information about crime that was or is being committed please call crime stoppers at 1-800-TIPS. (8477).

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