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SHPD introducing revamped Neighborhood Watch program

 

January 6, 2021

SEAN MORGAN holds signage used to post areas that are under scrutiny by neighborhood watch programs in Sweet Home.

The Sweet Home Police Department is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program in an effort to reduce crime rates in neighborhoods across the city.

The idea of a neighborhood watch is to have "neighbors coming together to look out for each other," said Community Services Officer Sean Morgan. "It provides a direct connection between law enforcement and the neighborhood and vice versa."

A major benefit of the program will be a comprehensive phone tree for the neighborhood, so that if a child goes missing, the entire neighborhood can go on alert to look for them relatively quickly.

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