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Although a bit older…. Here are a couple of videos that might be of interest.
Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol (2006)
Short seven-minute documentary about the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol, a citizens’ volunteer group that assists the Phoenix Police Department by patrolling neighborhoods.
Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol – PDTT June 2018
Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol (PNP) has long supported the notion that involved residents are the most effective crime fighters, reporting suspicious activity as it occurs. This program allows residents to become more actively involved as partners in crime prevention. They are the Phoenix Police Department’s “Eyes and Ears!”
Guest Speaker: Officer Justin Martin, Phoenix Police, CCA
So exactly what is a Block Watch anyhow?
Block Watches come in all sizes. They can be a few houses in a cul-de-sac to a whole square mile neighborhood. They help to develop a “sense of community” and strengthen and sustain neighborhoods by bringing residents/neighbors together with a common interest.
Every Block Watch starts with one person and their concern for the safety and well-being of themselves and their families. Their motivation may be to meet or get to know their neighbors, to protect the children, to keep property values up by eliminating blight and graffiti, to stop speeding on the streets by installing speed humps to protect the children, to have peace of mind by discouraging barking dogs and loud parties, and to be safe from crimes like burglary, theft and assault.
We all want to live in a safe and secure environment. Our homes should be safe havens. By rights there should be several layers of protection from the national level to our own neighborhoods. National and state governments provide control of our borders; state and city governments provide police and fire protection, education, and other resources, community member groups provide Phoenix Neighborhood Patrollers and the posting of Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol signs on neighborhood streets; Block Watch provides neighbors watching out for neighbors; and we provide our own home security alarms, lighting and burglary prevention measures.