Posted on 6th November 2013
Officers from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are looking for people who would like to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their area.
All those interested are therefore invited to a meeting to be held at 7pm on Thursday 7th November at Glossop Police Station on Ellison Street.
Neighbourhood Watch aims to bring together the community and encourage people to take steps to prevent crime in their neighbourhood.
Sergeant Trevor Steed, who leads Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Setting up a scheme in your area can help to both reduce and prevent crime, while helping people in the community feel safer in their homes.
“Neighbourhood Watch involves the police, community safety units of local authorities and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live.”
Households involved become familiar with crime prevention and can display window stickers and street signs as a deterrent to thieves.
Sgt Steed added: “As well as helping the police to target crime and keep neighbourhoods safe, a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can help foster a community spirit.
“Please get in touch if it’s something you would be interested in setting up in your neighbourhood.”
Should you wish to be a part of your local Neighbourhood Watch but are unable to make the meeting, or for more information about the Neighbourhood Watch near, call your local team on 101.