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SEPTEMBER 2017

September 26, 2017: Community policing officer offers ways to itemize valuables in case of burglary

September 25, 2017: Could more neighborhood watch groups lead to fewer homicides in Louisville?

September 25, 2017: As Columbia crime increases, neighborhood watch participation stays same

September 24, 2017: Police increasing efforts to promote neighborhood watch programs

September 24, 2017: Is there room for more crime prevention ideas?

September 23, 2017: National Night Out seeks to bring together police and community

September 23, 2017: City offers information on starting Neighborhood Watch groups

September 22, 2017: ECSO to reduce deputy patrols in low crime neighborhoods

September 22, 2017: Homeowner believes neighborhood surveillance network would help fight crime

September 21, 2017: Interim chief changes how MPD fights crime

September 20, 2017: Lynchburg police want young people to help revitalize neighborhood watch program

September 20, 2017: Lake Park neighborhood works to rekindle watch program

September 20, 2017: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH RESULTS IN THREE ARRESTS

September 19, 2017: Monroe city leaders roll out numbers to Neighborhood Watch dogs

September 19, 2017: Darlington police gear neighborhood watch toward apartment complexes

September 19, 2017: 3 arrested after NH Neighborhood Watch member reports suspicious activity

September 18, 2017: Armed with cameras, citizens vow to stop illegal dumping

September 17, 2017: Boy Scouts help spread the word about neighborhood watch association

September 15, 2017: South City car break-ins prompt neighborhood watch

September 14, 2017: Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch hands over hefty donations to emergency responders

September 13, 2017: Nashville neighborhood watch groups find inspiration in Memphis

September 12, 2017: Farmington Hills police seek extra eyes, ears through Paw Watch crime prevention program

September 12, 2017: Warren police to resurrect community programs

September 12, 2017: Criminals Beware! La Jolla Neighborhood Watch groups quadruple since last year

September 9, 2017: Central Berks police to aid citizens watch group

September 8, 2017: Neighborhood Block Watch revived

September 7, 2017: Ballito Neighbourhood Watch highlights dip in crime

September 7, 2017: San Marcos break-in has neighbors forming neighborhood watch

September 7, 2017: Pueblo neighborhood helps city with weed clean-up

September 5, 2017: Neighborhood warns of fake crime watch captain

September 4, 2017: Neighbors combat crime with cameras, lights

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AUGUST 2017

August 31, 2017: Madison residents put spin on traditional neighborhood watch

August 31, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups hope new signs improve visibility

August 30, 2017: West Omaha residents join forces against thieves

August 30, 2017: Residents fight crime with Neighborhood Watch program

August 29, 2017: Digital age brings new tools to help residents fight crime

August 26, 2017: Santa Clara residents frustrated by crime, drugs

August 26, 2017: Moore's Plaza Towers neighbors gather against crime

August 24, 2017: Homeowner takes 'neighborhood watch' to a whole new level

August 23, 2017: Neighborhood watch helps keep crime at bay

August 23, 2017: Valuable crime fighting tool credited for a decrease in crime in Oahu neighborhood

August 23, 2017: Community Helps Police ID Woman Tossing Medical Gloves, Needles on Dracut Street

August 21, 2017: Suffolk launches program to thwart park dumping, vandalism

August 21, 2017: How to deal with rude neighbors and handle residential conflicts

August 14, 2017: Muhlenberg police launch new crime-fighting program

August 11, 2017: Police offer tips to prevent burglaries, start neighborhood watch program

August 11, 2017: Neighborhood Watch group meets with police, 911 officials

August 11, 2017: Keeping an eye on the community

August 11, 2017: When it comes to public safety, community is key

August 10, 2017: Garbage truck drivers helping keep communities safe

August 10, 2017: Monroe Police launch neighborhood watch program

August 10, 2017: Neighborhood watch still active 36 years later

August 10, 2017: Fight crime with neighbors looking out for neighbors

August 10, 2017: How the internet ruined the Neighborhood Watch

August 8, 2017: Safe neighborhoods by design concept explained at meeting

August 8, 2017: Looking Out For Each Other

August 8, 2017: Downtown ‘flasher’ arrest is a case study in how a neighborhood watch works

August 7, 2017: Phoenix Police's 'Virtual Block Watch' program helps detectives ID criminals

August 7, 2017: South Dallas residents tackle crime, violence through neighborhood clean-ups

August 6, 2017: Watch programs popular in some neighborhoods

August 5, 2017: LOCATE program will help deter crime in rural areas

August 3, 2017: Beefing Up Home Security with a Low-Tech Solution: Your Neighbors

August 3, 2017: ‘9 p.m. Routine’ social media campaign promotes crime-prevention habits

August 2, 2017: Block watch groups mean extra eyes on Yakima

August 1, 2017: West Nashville neighborhoods creating watch groups to fight crime

August 1, 2017: Police, communities partner for Neighborhood Watch programs

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JULY 2017

July 29, 2017: Escambia County neighborhood watch groups boom in popularity

July 28, 2017: Preventing crime with perception: Neighborhood watch program in St. Petersburg spreading in city

July 28, 2017: Greene County Sheriff’s Office revamps community watch program

July 28, 2017: Take ownership of your neighborhood

July 28, 2017: How dogs are leading the charge against local crime in Wheat Ridge

July 27, 2017: Onslow Co. neighborhood watch programs work to decrease crime

July 24, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Stops Crime in Action

July 24, 2017: Community Crime Map tool tracks, analyzes crime data in your neighborhood

July 24, 2017: A look inside neighborhood watch programs that deter burglars

July 19, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Can Have Your Back

July 17, 2017: Crestview police adopt Dog Walker Watch program

July 15, 2017: 'A Mean Girls situation': Online neighbourhood watch groups can be dangerous, expert says

July 15, 2017: Norristown cops offer tips on being a good neighbor

July 13, 2017: Neighborhood Watch can help fix problems

July 13, 2017: Tips for businesses to prevent robberies and stay secure in emergencies

July 12, 2017: Trash trucks provide 'neighborhood watch on wheels'

July 12, 2017: Don't be a victim of a home burglary

July 11, 2017: New community program aims to knock out crime

July 11, 2017: Police seek to calm fears after burglaries

July 10, 2017: ECSO Neighborhood Watch Academy hopes to cut out crime

July 8, 2017: Burglars posing as yard workers steal from homes across Orange County

July 7, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Programs Trying to Decrease Crime Rates

July 7, 2017: Police: Reporting Activity Key to Neighborhood Watch

July 7, 2017: 'Stand up and say enough's enough,' York police chief tells community after shootings

July 6, 2017: Neighbors working together are the real ‘self-defense’ groups

July 6, 2017: Neighborhood block watch coordinator helps reduce crime on east side

July 1, 2017: A block watch in every neighborhood block

July 1, 2017: Chief outlines strategies to curb summer crime

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JUNE 2017

June 30, 2017: Vacation Watch Program Eases Worries For Garland Residents

June 28, 2017: Decatur police advise residents on neighborhood watches

June 28, 2017: Neighborhood watch group aims to "reclaim community"

June 28, 2017: Police officers, mayor and other city leaders door-knock to give crime prevention tips

June 27, 2017: Four municipal police departments launch digital crime-fighting tool

June 26, 2017: How telecommuters create a new type of Neighborhood Watch

June 24, 2017: Watch groups indication of residents’ civic involvement

June 24, 2017: Guardian Angels bring neighborhood watch to Northern District

June 23, 2017: West Point Police Department hopes to bridge gap between officers and community

June 22, 2017: Redding police work to prevent crime through environmental design

June 22, 2017: Sheriff announces increase in patrols with ‘Neighborhood Watch’ program

June 21, 2017: East TN man creates neighborhood watch app

June 21, 2017: Police Advise People Not To Post Vacation Plans On Social Media

June 17, 2017: Sheriff’s captain wants locals to take burglaries seriously

June 17, 2017: Neighborhood Watch A Sign Of Things To Come

June 7, 2017: Neighborhood watch guide offered by Montgomery County Pct. 4 constable's office

June 1, 2017: East side neighborhood crime watch group aims to stay connected

June 1, 2017: Neighborhood watch captain says program is the answer to quality-of-life woes in Redding

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MAY 2017

May 30, 2017: Facebook Watch Groups Are A Benefit To Crime Prevention, 2017: 

May 28, 2017: The fight against crime: Authorities say more citizens help these days

May 28, 2017: County Sheriff Encourages Neighborhood Groups in County To Help Fight Crime

May 25, 2017: Does New Neighborhood Watch Reduce Crime Or Create Resident-Cops?

May 25, 2017: Burglaries are down; police credit Neighborhood Watch groups

May 23, 2017: Committee recommends funding Neighborhood Watch-backed youth camp

May 22, 2017: Series of Break-Ins Cause Resident to Create Neighborhood Watch

May 19, 2017: Technology helps Neighborhood Watch groups

May 17, 2017: Neighborhood watch helps police curtail crime

May 15, 2017: Officers lean on other agencies, neighborhood watch groups to battle Myrtle Beach crime

May 15, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups online gaining popularity

May 11, 2017: Cracking down on crime: police make push for additional neighborhood watch support

May 11, 2017: Being an Alert Neighbor Has Its Perks

May 10, 2017: Why You Spy on Your Neighbors

May 8, 2017: Growing Neighborhood Watch

May 8, 2017: Modern-day block watch: How the digital age is changing our neighborhoods

May 7, 2017: Social media, surveillance replacing neighborhood watch groups

May 5, 2017: This suburb’s new crime-fighting effort requires a leash and walking shoes

May 1, 2017: Citizens can play an important role in thwarting crime: Elmwood Park police

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APRIL 2017

April 27, 2017: Lancaster Police: Community Involvement Key Against Summer Crime Increase

April 26, 2017: Neighborhood watch helps fight crime at home

April 24, 2017: Neighborhood Watch groups take stand against crime

April 23, 2017: Eyes and ears (written by Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson)

April 22, 2017: Block Watch Programs Help Decrease Crime

April 21, 2017: Keeping the bad guys at bay

April 21, 2017: Local Seniors Recognized For Their Neighborhood Watch Program

April 17, 2017: At scene of shooting death, local crime watch fights for change

April 17, 2017: 8 Simple Ways to Start a Neighborhood Watch in Your Area

April 12, 2017: Crime watch cooperation with law enforcement agencies necessary, officials stress

April 11, 2017: Neighborhood watch programs can be deterrent to criminals in your neck of the woods

April 10, 2017: Neighborhood watch keeps close eye on crime

April 5, 2017: Aiding the neighborhoods

April 5, 2017: Douglas Sheriff's Office seeks to ramp up Neighborhood Watch

April 3, 2017: 'Neighbors looking out for neighbors and reporting suspicious activity is really valuable'

April 1, 2017: Sheriff’s Office recruits for Neighborhood Watch

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MARCH 2017

March 30, 2017: Local church establishes neighborhood watch to stop vandalism

March 28, 2017: Social media helps new, old neighbors protect each other

March 25, 2017: Olean neighborhood watch talks on hold

March 25, 2017: MPD's 'Good Neighbor Project' aims to redefine neighborhood watch

May 24, 2017: 5 ways to keep your neighborhood safe

March 22, 2017: RPD stresses neighborhood groups, crime watches

March 21, 2017: Chandler dog owners encouraged to join neighborhood watch program

March 21, 2017: Leawood police seek home surveillance video from residents

March 17, 2017: RCMP encourage old and new methods to fight rural crime

March 16, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Facebook Group Aim to Keep Burglars Away

March 7, 2017: Paw Watch dog walkers in Farmington Hills help police deter criminals

March 6, 2017: Ask the Chief Deputy: The benefits of a neighborhood watch

March 2, 2017: New Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch board member rallies community

March 1, 2017: Fraser residents see opportunity in neighborhood watch

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FEBRUARY 2017

February 28, 2017: Change Your Peephole, More DIY Tips From Roscoe Village Neighborhood Watch

February 27, 2017: Ghent residents organizing Neighborhood Watch group

February 22, 2017: Neighborhood watch group fights, solves crime with Facebook

February 15, 2017: Neighborhood Watch at the heart of Miami-Dade County citizen crime watch efforts

February 15, 2017: Neighborhood Watch meeting draws dozens of concerned citizens

February 12, 2017: 8 ways to prevent break-ins

February 10, 2017: Your social network could take a bite out of crime, too

February 10, 2017: Sheriff gauges interest in a neighborhood watch program

February 10, 2017: Theft prompts group to launch neighborhood watch

February 8, 2017: City Officials Meet With Neighborhood Watch Groups

February 8, 2017: Las Vegas police encourage neighborhood watch groups

February 7, 2017: Neighborhood watch leads to eight arrests

February 3, 2017: More neighborhood watch groups in Pueblo

February 2, 2017: Burton Neighborhood Watch keeping residents aware

February 2, 2017: Sun City Summerlin Neighborhood Watch enlists dogs, owners for patrols

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JANUARY 2017

January 31, 2017: On Your Side | How to start a Neighborhood Watch program

January 31, 2017: Councilwoman hosts residents in hopes of spreading neighborhood watch

January 22, 2017: What will it take to end violence in community?

January 18, 2017: Taking back their community; Puueo residents, authorities to set up neighborhood watch

January 15, 2017: How to 'rock a neighborhood watch'

January 12, 2017: Palmer Police Push for More Neighborhood Watch Programs

January 11, 2017: Crothersville Police Chief Starting Neighborhood Watch Program

January 11, 2017: New year, new push for neighborhood watch programs in Virginia Beach

January 11, 2017: Oklahoma City neighborhood watch hopes to identify package thieves

January 9, 2017: 23 Memphis neighborhoods get grant money to fight crime

January 8, 2017: Neighborhood Watch helps foil December burglary in east Springfield, police say

January 5, 2017: Residents Ramp Up Neighborhood Watch in Lyle

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