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Meeting to show how to set up neighborhood watch

Published 9:44am Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Safety goal of program


Starting a neighborhood watch group is one way for homeowners to keep themselves and their neighbors safe.

Learning how to start one is the purpose of an informational meeting today at 7 p.m. in Bowman Auditorium on Ohio University Southern’s Ironton campus.

“We have had numerous requests from citizens to begin neighborhood watch groups in their community,” Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson said. “This is just a meeting to get the word out on how to set one up.”

Attending the meeting will be Anderson, Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless and Chris Gue of the Ironton Police Department.

“We have a few Neighborhood Watch groups around the county now,” Lawless said. “They know what is out of place in their neighborhood. It is important for people who live there to keep an eye on what is going on … if somebody doesn’t belong in their neighborhood. They have the inside knowledge and they can provide us with the information.”

Although the meeting is in Ironton, residents from the entire county are invited to participate.

  • swampcreature

    I applaud Mr. Lawless, Mr. Gue and Mr. Anderson on their efforts. However, the timing of such an effort is horrible.

    With Zimmerman’s legal problems down in Florida as the talk of the nation, I am afraid neighborhood watch will suffer throughout the country. What citizen will want to risk his/her safety, reputation, employment, life savings and personal freedom trying to keep a neighborhood safe and crime free?

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