the development web site of the North Bellmore, Long Island, New York,
Neighborhood Watch Organization which currently in it's formative
stages under the leadership of Marc Berkowitz.
Neighborhood Watch is simply a program of neighbors watching out for
each other during the workday, evenings, vacations or any other
absence. The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch program is to create
an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods. The
program works through the mutual aid of neighbors watching the
property of other neighbors. This has several advantages, including
the fact that your neighbors know who you are, what type of car you
drive, and who belongs, as a rule, at your residence. A patrol
officer driving by your home might not recognize someone as a
stranger in your yard. However, an alert neighbor would recognize
the person as a stranger. They could then call 9-1-1 to alert police
of the suspicious activity. Neighborhood Watch does not promote
vigilantism. Members of Neighborhood Watch groups are never asked to
put themselves in harm’s way to prevent crime. They should only
observe and report suspicious activities to the Police Department.
This leaves the responsibility for confronting and apprehending
criminals where it belongs—with your Nassau County Police Officers.