Hamilton’s Neighborhood Watch Program Looks to Continue Cooperation with Residents in Reducing Crime
In an effort to continue Hamilton’s positive trend in crime reduction, which saw a five (5) percent drop in crime over the past year, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede hopes to build further upon the encouraging results by continuing the community’s cooperative efforts between its Police Division and law-abiding citizens.
This week, Hamilton’s Spring Neighborhood Crime Watch Meetings are set to begin and will offer residents important and helpful crime prevention tips to keep them safe and help them avoid falling victim to crime. The longstanding program has continued to provide crime prevention information to residents over the years, while fostering a beneficial relationship between neighbors interested in continuing to enhance public safety in their neighborhoods.
“I invite residents to attend their neighborhood crime watch meeting this spring and learn more about the important crime prevention tips that can help us continue our community’s reduction in crime,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede, who as Mayor, also serves as Hamilton’s Public Safety Director.
The meetings are organized into neighborhood settings to make it convenient for residents to attend, as well as provide a more focused discussion on local issues of concern. Through May, Hamilton’s Police Crime Prevention Unit will hold eight separate meetings across the township. All meetings begin at 7 PM. A full listing is available on the Police Division’s website: www.HamiltonNJ.com/Police -- or Click Here
“For residents unable to attend their local neighborhood crime watch meeting, I encourage them to visit our new Police website or to follow our Police Division on Facebook or Twitter to keep informed on crime preventative measures,” explains Mayor Yaede.
Since Mayor Yaede’s call for Hamilton’s Police to extend their proactive communication with residents to social media, the Police Division has gained over 1,500 Facebook followers and 150 Twitter followers. Residents can get important Police notices and information at the following sites:
For additional information about Hamilton’s Neighborhood Crime Watch program, residents can contact the Hamilton Police Crime Prevention Unit at 609.581.4034 or email the Crime Watch Coordinator, Officer Steven Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org