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NCJ Number: 78421 Find in a Library
Title: Neighborhood Watch
Corporate Author: Portland (OR) Bureau of Police
Crime Prevention Detail
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Portland (OR) Bureau of Police
Portland, OR 97204
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-DF-AX-0127
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by citizens in Portland, Ore., this manual describes the Neighborhood Watch program and provides information on the crime reporting, home security survey, and property identification components of the program.
Abstract: The manual describes the necessary skills and required duties of the Neighborhood Block Coordinatory and explains why familiarity with neighbors on the block and neighborhood involvement are necessary. It also emphasizes the importance of prompt and complete information when reporting a crime and lists procedures to be followed when making an emergency call to the police. The speed with which calls are dispatched is explained, and procedures for obtaining home security surveys are outlined. The manual also explains why and how property should be marked. Sample brochures and forms to be distributed are included.
Index Term(s): Block watch; Citizen crime precautions; Citizen crime reporting; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Oregon; Property identification
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