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Meeting to show how to set up neighborhood watch

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.