If you’ve been to an IT crime watch meeting, you’ve probably heard us say that we’ve tweaked the crime watch model to fit the needs of our community. For example, we have monthly meetings (instead of every 6 months) and all residents are invited (instead of just block captains).
One of our block captains had a great idea that we’re implementing this month: Rather than sticking with the hierarchical model in which a resident reports an incident to the block captain to then reports it to the coordinators, all block captains can now also report the incident (anonymously, of course—by street and hundred block) to each other. This will enable captains to alert their blocks to watch for suspicious activity.
We think this is a great idea because it will help us all stay better informed.
Positive, constructive ideas for improving our neighborhood are welcome. Post them here!