September 18, 2008

Neighborhood Watch meeting Sept. 25

Neighborhood Watch meeting Sept. 25
There’s a strange car parked across the street. Is it someone visiting the neighbors? Or is it someone casing the neighborhood for an easy target?
There’s a young girl walking home from school or the playground. A man is following a short distance behind. Friend, stranger or predator?
Those are just two scenarios that could play out in Garrison any day … any time. How would you handle it?
Being aware of what is going on in the community, making Garrison a safer place to live and raise a family will be the goal of a meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Garrison City Auditorium. A Neighborhood Watch Program is being established.
Law enforcement officials said the inaugural meeting is to determine the amount of interest, then to develop a skill-building group that will include training along with other activities. The Garrison Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the program as a way to improve communications and partnerships with law enforcement, reduce crime and create a more united community.
“It’s a partnership between the community and local law enforcement,” explained Curt Olson, McLean County Deputy Sheriff. “People sign-up, but just about anyone who wants to be

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