The Crime Watch celebrated it's 20th year anniversary in 2008 and looks forward to another 20 years of service for the residents of Cleona Borough.

 
On February 28, 1988 the Cleona Borough Crime Watch was formed with the help of Mayor John H. Hartman and members of the Cleona Borough Police Department in response to increasing burglary and vandalism crimes within the Borough. Over the past 20 years, the Crime Watch has been instrumental in the planning and execution of our yearly events and assisting the Police Department in making Cleona a better and safer place to work and live.

 
 


HISTORY OF THE CRIME WATCH

On February 28, 1988 the Cleona Borough Crime Watch, a non-profit organization, was formed with the help of Mayor John H. Hartman and members of the Cleona Borough Police Department, in response to increasing burglary and vandalism crimes within the Borough. Crime watch is a cooperative initiative between community members and the Cleona Borough Police Department to deter crime, assist police by becoming an extra set of eyes and ears in the community, and to improve the quality of life and security of the community and it’s residents.

Crime is not restricted or constrained by municipal bounders, much like some of our Crime Watch members. Any person, business or other organization from any community interested in the fight against crime and the betterment of the quality and security of life in the Cleona area , are encouraged to join the Cleona Crime Watch.

Crime Watch is also instrumental in helping to organize the Police Departments National Night Out. NNO is an event which heightens crime and drug prevention awareness, generates support for, and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals letting them know that the community is organized and fighting back against crime. Crime Watch also helps to organize the Police Department's Bicycle Rodeo, Trick or Treat night and other events.

The community’s continued support is encouraged and necessary. Volunteers are needed to make this program a success! If you would like further information, on volunteering, attending Crime Watch meetings, or making donations to Crime Watch, please contact the department at 717-274-2510.

 
 

How does Crime Watch work?


• Citizens carefully watch and observe their neighborhood.
• If you see a crime or suspicious activity, you call & report what you observed to the police
• Citizens carefully watch and observe their neighborhood.
• Police respond to your call and investigate or apprehend the criminal.

How can I volunteer for Crime Watch? 


Any person, business, or other organizations from any community, can volunteer for:


• Attending Crime Watch meetings.
• Foot and vehicle patrols.
• Coordinator and finance positions.
• Helping to organize National Night Out.
• Assisting with events like National Night Out, Bike Rodeos, Trick or Treat, and New Years Eve .
• Donations of time, money or equipment supporting Crime Watch events and operations.

What are the benefits of having an organized Crime Watch?


Assist the police by having another set of eyes and ears in the community to deter crime.
• Strengthens police-community relations.
• Creates ownership of the ability to increases the quality of life and security of your community.
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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