BROWN DEER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SAFETY TIPS
Brown Deer’s Neighborhood Watch Program
What is it?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of citizens, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce residential crime. The bottom line…..
Neighbors Looking Out For Their Neighbors!
The Three Goals of Neighborhood Watch:
1. Neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance.
2. Neighbors learning how to recognize and report suspicious activity.
With or without a purpose
Public area (street/sidewalk) or private area (driveway, yard)
3. Neighbors using proven crime prevention techniques (target hardening).
Use of existing locks
Adequate lighting (dusk to dawn vs. motion sensor)
Deadbolts and window pins/locks
Many other great ideas
Would a police officer recognize a stranger in your yard or a
suspicious vehicle in your driveway?
Maybe, maybe not…But your neighbors probably would!
Successful criminals must have three things working for them: Desire, Ability, and Opportunity. Take away any one or two of these three things and the crime does not occur!
Things to consider…
Many criminal acts are witnessed but not realized
Many crimes are crimes of opportunity
Many burglaries occur via an open window, or an open or unlocked door
Burglaries occur at all times of the day
The best crime prevention tool ever invented is a concerned neighbor!
Dale Gass – President
Brown Deer Neighborhood Watch
8573 North 54th Street
Brown Deer, WI 53223
Community Outreach Officer
Brown Deer Police Department