October 30, 2014

Town Watch

West Pottsgrove Township Town Watch

Help Us …. Help You
West Pottsgrove Township Town Watch
Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Building

Township Office: (610) 323-7717
Police Office: (610) 323-2090
Dispatch Office: (610) 327-1441

If you are reporting an emergency – DIAL 911

Helpful Town Watch Tips
In these time of economic distress, many people are concerned about the threat of rising crime in their communities. Fortunately, there are ways to help protect your home and neighborhood from crime. From simple steps like keeping your doors locked to joining our Neighborhood Watch program, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent crime.

Work with your neighbors to keep your neighborhood clean and orderly. Keep spare keys with a trusted neighbor or nearby shopkeeper, not under a doormat or planter, on a ledge, or in the mailbox.

Set timers on lights when you’re away from or when your business is closed, so they appear to be occupied. Illuminate or eliminate places an intruder might hide: the spaces between trees or shrubs, stairwells, alleys, hallways, and entry ways. With many law enforcement agencies cutting costs, it has never been more important for citizens to work together to prevent crime.

Your Neighborhood Town Watch
Please come to the Town Watch meetings to see what it’s all about. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 P.M. at the Township building located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe PA.

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents
Unfortunately no neighborhood is completely immune to crime. However, there are steps you can take to help keep your family and neighborhood safe.

Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check in or be home. When possible, have them leave a phone number of where they will be.

Help children learn important phone numbers. Have your children practice reciting their home phone number and address, and your work and cell phone numbers. If they have trouble memorizing these, write them down on a card and have them carry it at all times. Tell your children where you will be and the best way to reach you.

Get to know your children’s friends. Meet their parents before letting your children go to their home and keep a list of their phone numbers. If you can’t meet their parents, call and talk to them. Ask what your children might do at their house and if they will be supervised.

Choose a safe house in your neighborhood. Pick a neighbor’s house where your children can go if they need help. Point out other places they can go for help, like stores, libraries, and police stations.

Teach children to settle arguments with words, not fists. Role-play talking out problems, walking away from fist fights, and what to do when confronted with bullies. Remind them that taunting and teasing can hurt friends and make enemies.

Work together with your neighbors. Watch out for suspicious and unusual behavior in your neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and their children so you can look our for one another.

Your Neighborhood Town Watch
Please come to the Town Watch meetings to see what it’s all about. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at the Township building located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe PA.