The ShieldWall Network: Neighborhood Watch

Recently, we’ve been discussing how members of The ShieldWall Network can become persons of influence in their community through, among other things, helping to establish a Neighborhood Watch program in their area.

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Watch programs have been helping communities raise awareness and minimize crime. The program, originally started by the National Sherriff’s Association to help curb rising crime rates, is now an American institution.

Neighborhood Watch program benefits include crime reduction, better overall quality of life for community members, increased sense of personal control and responsibility for security, improved community unity and pride, and productive partnerships with local law enforcement.

Our last ShieldWall Network article covered phase one of starting your Neighborhood Watch, which is getting your neighbors excited and on-board with the Watch idea. This piece will discuss phase 2 of organizing your Watch, assigning and organizing responsibilities.

Elect a chairperson. Ask for block captain volunteers who are responsible for relaying information to members on their block, keeping up-to-date information on residents, and making special efforts to involve the elderly, working parents, and young people. Block captains also can serve as liaisons between the neighborhood and the police and communicate information about meetings and crime incidents to all residents.

Establish a regular means of communicating with Watch members—e.g., newsletter, telephone tree, e-mall, fax, etc. 

Prepare a neighborhood map showing names, addresses, and phone numbers of participating households and distribute to members. This will help you get to know your area, and your neighbors, which is a crucial part of The ShieldWall Network, as well. Block captains keep this map up to date, contacting newcomers to the neighborhood and rechecking occasionally with ongoing participants. 

With guidance from a law enforcement agency, the Watch trains its members in home security techniques, observation skills, and crime reporting. Residents also learn about the types of crime that affect the area.

If you are ready to post Neighborhood Watch signs, check with law enforcement to see if they have such eligibility requirements as number of houses that participate in the program. Law enforcement may also be able to provide your program with signs. If not, they can probably tell you where you can order them. 

Organizers and block captains must emphasize to the neophytes that Watch groups are not vigilantes and do not assume the role of the police. They only ask neighbors to be alert, observant, and caring—and to report suspicious activity or crimes immediately to the police. 

The Watch concept is adaptable. There are Park Watches, Apartment Watches, Window Watches, Boat Watches, School Watches, Realtor Watches, Utility Watches, and Business Watches. A Watch can be organized around any geographic unit. 

We all want to live in a safe, friendly place where we know we’ll be okay on an evening stroll, an early morning run, or while we dream the night away. But great neighborhoods just don’t happen – the people who live there pitch in to create the kind of place they enjoy living in.

Paraphrased from Derek Paulson of Prepared Patriot.

 

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7 thoughts on “The ShieldWall Network: Neighborhood Watch

  1. Very xlnt info again, Billy. I just finished e mailing one of 3 councel members here who I see often at work nearby. She is a Christian White Lady whom I have talked with about Christ and our Race. We talk briefly when I see her and I believe she may in fact be one of us, perhaps her husband,too, who I met the day b4 she was elected to office here as a 3rd counsel member. She may contact the lady of biggest radio news station (the one I told u about several months ago), who is very similar politically and spiritually “sound.” All this can parlay into some benefits to our Cause! Many Whites are sick of what has and is happening in this ridiculous state- California! ORION my Brother!✝

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  2. Oops, a little follow up of previous message- this counsel lady and her male councilman
    friend are also opposed to legal pot growing inside and outside of one’s home, voted in by this state recently, but the other female councel lady is for it, and yet the city manager is opposed, and not sure yet of who else voting here is either pro or con yet. Big news here right now!

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  3. Thanks, Billy! Too many of our Volk out here are either not active, or only mildly so, and obviously need to not give up … or even slack off! Liberal goof balls have taken over here and are rapidly destroying this state! We all know there are MANY of us here in California who will fight for what’s Right AND WHITE! 14 Words!!!

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  4. When I think about the necessity for neighborhood watches I thank god for cell phones. Cell phones are not just for placing bets on football games. Cell phones are for stopping crimes before they go to completion. Always Carry A Cell Phone! (That’s my four cents)

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  5. Amen, Fred!! I remember way back when I could “care less” about cell phones, Internet, etc.! I am now very truly grateful for these tools! They aid in our pertinent, life- changing and life saving, info for our Cause! I ALWAYS like what you write!!

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