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APD Wants to Give You Information About Neighborhood Watch

"The Amarillo Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit is available to provide your neighborhood, civic, business, or other group with information to help you protect yourself from crime. We can help you organize a neighborhood watch or provide information to a group that is already organized.

Here’s some information from National Neighborhood Watch web site:

National Neighborhood Watch empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. The goal of the site is to provide information, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens. Since 1972, the National Neighborhood Watch Program (a division of the National Sheriffs' Association) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities.

Do you have questions about local crime? How many burglaries have happened in your area lately? Is crime up or down? What is the most common crime?

We can answer those questions and explain what the Department is doing to prevent crime. We can also discuss how the public plays a key role in crime prevention through programs like neighborhood watch or other neighborhood level organizations. If you’d like information about women’s personal safety, fraud/scam prevention, workplace violence, or local crime trends, we have presentations to keep your civic or watch group well informed.

There is no cost and the CPU can tailor the program length to fit in the available time. Contact Sgt. Brent Barbee or Ofc. Jeb Hilton at the Crime Prevention Unit, 378-4257, to schedule a presentation, or call if you just have questions about how to protect yourself from crime.

If you are already a coordinator or representative of a neighborhood watch or organization and want to be kept up on the Department’s efforts to work with residents, send your contact information to ."

-Amarillo Police Dept.

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