NPD provides tips to stop crime
On October 24, 2017, the Newaygo Police Department, welcomed our city residents along with some neighboring community members to our first attempt to revitalize the Neighborhood Watch Program. Neighborhood Watch is an important technique for our department to combat crime in our community. The police department operates on a theory of proactive policing and all residents are part of that model. Chief Andres believes that the theory that Criminal Justice was based on and as described by Sir Robert Peel, “The police are the public and the public are the police…”
There were about 45 citizens attending the meeting at the Newaygo High School. We were very excited and encouraged by the enthusiasm that our residents displayed in the meeting.
During the meeting Crime Prevention Officer Ryan Dornbos described how to become observant of your surroundings and had the residents participate in a few scenarios. Those scenarios were specially chosen to help them be better equipped to report information to the police in the future. The theory of the neighborhood watch will be so each citizen can become better equipped to deter and/or report crime. We all have the ability to take part in keeping our city safe. The Newaygo Police Department would like to thank all that participated and look forward to increasing the interest in “The Neighborhood Watch Program”. If you would like to attend our next meeting it will be on December 19, 2017, location will be announced on our Facebook Page which you can find at “Newaygo Police” and on the City of Newaygo’s website at www.newaygocity.org .
If anyone would like more information about this program or have any other questions please do not hesitate to call. Officer Ryan Dornbos can be reached at 231-652-1655 x214 or his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.