FLEMINGSBURG – The Flemingsburg Police Department would like to re-introduce the Neighborhood Watch Program.
Neighborhood Watch is best explained as a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.
Chief Brian Bowling said “I hope to see a citizen from each neighborhood to step up, be a captain and a go to person when concerns about the quality of life arise. There’s a theory called broken window theory and it basically says the better we take care of our neighborhood, the less disorder we see in the community.”
The Neighborhood Watch groups have regular meetings to plan how they will accomplish their specific goals and assign responsibilities to group members. It is an opportunity to volunteer and work towards increasing safety and security for all our citizens. It also empowers citizens and communities to become active in emergency preparedness, as well as the fight against crime and community disorder.
Bowling also said “We as officers are known and expected to enforce the law, but we also are responsible for improving the quality of life. I hope to see people at the meeting, so I can spend some time with them, get to hear from them and talk with them.”
The Flemingsburg Police Department will be hosting a community meeting in Flemingsburg City Park on Wednesday Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. for anyone who is interested in learning more about the program.
The Flemingsburg Police Department encourages anyone who would like to be a part of the program to come to the meeting.