The National Crime Prevention Council has designated October as Crime Prevention Month.
And this year’s theme is “Partnering with Law Enforcement to Prevent Crime.” The council is emphasizing community members working with their local law enforcement agencies to reduce the crime that may plague their area.
“A community with rampant crime is a community that lacks citizen involvement and partnership with local law enforcement,” according to a press release from the council. “Everyone can do something to prevent crime, from helping police identify crime problems, starting a Neighborhood Watch, or taking commonsense steps to protect their homes and property.”
We know many of you in Tacoma and Pierce County are old hands at this. We’ve been at this for years. (Have you ever taken a look at all the National Night Out parties held each year? I’ve had to type them up for the paper – the numbers are astonishing.)
But just in case you’re new to the community or have an itch to get your neighborhood organized, start with calling Safe Streets at 253-272-6824. They know who’s organized and who isn’t and they can help you start a block watch.
It’d a good way to mark Crime Prevention Month.