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How to Begin

 

First

Contact the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Community Liaison Office to advise them of your interest to organize a Crime Watch Program.

 

North / East

(Mt. Pleasant, Copahee, Awendaw, McClellanville, Buckhall, etc.)

 

Community Representative for both North / East

Phone : 843-762-2007

lgreenmccray@charlestoncounty.org

nmorris@charlestoncounty.org

South / West

(John’s Island, Kiawah Island, Wadmalaw Island, West Ashley, Ravanel, etc)

 

Community Representative for both South / West

Phone: 843-762-2007

lgreenmccray@charlestoncounty.org

nmorris@charlestoncounty.org

   

 

Second

Determine if you have enough community interest to hold regular meetings;

 

Select a Crime Watch Coordinator and /or Block Captains (Block Captain’s Guide);

 

Find an effective way to communicate your meeting dates and community activities (fliers, newsletters, and / or electronic bulletin board message/internet;

 

www.nextdoor.com is a tool that can be used by neighborhoods and not endorsed by the agency. This website provides neighborhood leaders with the ability to create FREE, private, and secure websites for their communities based upon a defined neighborhood boundary and only verified and genuine neighborhood residence living within the boundary can join the website.  This mean neighborhoods can create a trusted environment and only members of that private website can log in, view information and write posts to their neighbors.   Read more by logging on to www.nextdoor.com website.

 

Organize your community volunteers who can be homeowners, renters, business owners, the elderly, and even the young people.

 

Find ways to host community special events to keep members interested and active like block parties, neighborhood cleanup or special safety programs to help the community during emergencies (hurricanes or tornados, etc.);

 

 

What a Neighborhood Watch Does

Have volunteers patrol the neighborhood and report any problems to local law enforcement like persons screaming, someone looking into cars or homes, a stranger stopping on the street talking to a child, vehicles driving slowly through the neighborhood, and / or unknown persons removing items from an unoccupied home or business.

 

Have special events like a “Neighborhood Cleanup Day” or a “Safety Day” to keep the homeowners interested in the program.

 

 

Final Point

At the kick-off meeting, if your neighborhood wishes to purchase official Neighborhood Street Signs, think about having a neighborhood fundraiser to support your cause.

 

This agency does not finance the signs or neighborhood credentials.

 

Feel free to visit

http://nnwi.org/index.asp

 

NSA- Crime Prevention Sign Information

http://www.sheriffs.org/programs/NeighborhoodWatchSigns.asp

 

 

 

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GOT A TIP? DO YOU KNOW WHO DID THE CRIME?

 

Call or Text CrimeStoppers

 

Phone: (843) 554-4111

 

Text: 274637
(Type - CSL then message)

 

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www.5541111.com

 

 

 

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