What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch Programs are a proven and effective means to substantially reduce not only the incident of burglaries in a specific neighborhood, but also the incidents of other crimes. A side benefit could be lower home insurance costs. Many insurance companies base their fees partly on the crime statistics, so less crime can actually save some people money. A good neighbor is one of the most effective crime-fighting tools ever invented.
To find out more about our Neighborhood Watch Program, contact our Community Services Officer at 541-276-4411, Ext. 1109, to schedule a meeting and presentation.
Why Neighborhood Watch?
Because safe neighborhoods are everyone's business.
"Neighbors working together to prevent crime" is the goal of the Pendleton Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Program.
- What do you think?
- Are we asking too much?
- Is this an unrealistic expectation?
- Can ordinary citizens really have an impact on crime prevention?
- Can we really form a partnership to solve crime problems?
- Isn't crime prevention the police department's job?
We need each other to make a neighborhood safe. We can form a partnership and reduce crime opportunities. Together, we can all make a difference.
The police can't be everywhere at all times, but the people who live in the neighborhoods can and are there all the time. We are talking about a proactive police partnership plan...preventing crime before it occurs. Every citizen, if properly informed, and made aware of some of the causes of crime is in the perfect position to prevent crime. Every citizen has a duty and responsibility to his or her neighbor to help. After all, the ones who benefit the most are you, your family, your home and property, your neighbors and your entire neighborhood.
The simple fact remains... Neighbordhood Watch Works. It does what it is supposed to do and that is to prevent and deter crime.
Pendleton Police Department
CSO Shelly Studebaker
Phone:541-276-4411, Ext 1109