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COMMUNITY WATCH GROUP

The Salem Township Police Department has teamed up with police departments from Nescopeck Borough, Briar Creek Township and Berwick Borough.  The departments will work together to train and educate citizens on what to look for and who to call in an emergency or when suspicious activity is occurring.

Contact Sgt. Michael McNeal of the Salem Township Police Department at 570-752-3772 for additional information.

Taking Back Your Neighborhood

  • People are afraid that if they act, criminals will exact revenge.  You can counter this fear and protect yourself and your neighbor by working closely with police.  There is safety in numbers.
  • Citizens working together with each other and with the police will heighten the community's power of observation and improve neighborhood security.
  • This is the first step toward reducing criminal behavior and forging a better community.

A Recent Survey Revealed That:

  • Most people believe that crime is inevitable, that nothing can be done about it and that crime is only a police problem.
  • In recent years, communities have experienced rapid change.  The old well established community has been replaced by a highly transient, growing area where people seek more and more privacy. 
  • This lifestyle tends to promote unfamiliarity with neighbors and increases the community's vulnerability to crime.

What is Community Watch

  • A group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.

Objectives of Community Watch

  • Increase citizens' awareness of community crime through an information program.
  • Developing an awareness program where neighbors help watch each other's property and report suspicious persons and activities to the police departments.
  • Encourage all citizens to cooperate with police in reporting crime.
  • Training citizens to better secure their property and assist them in making their property more secure.
  • Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BerwickAreaCommunityWatch  to learn more.