Residents are invited to a city-wide neighborhood watch meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gordon Cooper Technology Center Auditorium for a gang presentation.
The Shawnee Police Department will host a community meeting. The purpose is to expand the watch program by increasing participation and awareness.
Neighborhood watch programs are set up to empower community residents. The Shawnee Police Department will facilitate monthly meetings.
The meetings will provide a public forum for citizens, individual neighborhood watch groups and the Shawnee Police Department. Neighborhood watch programs help to organize and teach citizens how to become additional eyes and ears of the Shawnee Police Department.
Neighborhood watch works on the premise that home and residential security responsibilities are shared by law enforcement and residents. The police department offers training in the upcoming months on several subjects such as:
• Home security.
• Item identification. Operation I.D. discourages theft and helps law enforcement agencies identify and return stolen property.
• Newsletters, crime prevention literature.
• Block captain training and special events for all watch members.