neighborhood watch 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (3/6/13) – The Pennyrile Citizen Corps and the Christian County Sheriff's Department will conduct a Neighborhood Watch Training on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The training will be held at Kelly Baptist Church, 7683 Madisonville Rd (HWY 41N).

Neighborhood Watch training is open to everyone in Christian County. Those with an interest in establishing a Neighborhood Watch program in their community are especially encouraged to attend this training, as are the citizens of the Kelly Community. A dinner of soup and sandwiches will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded. Attendees will receive a Neighborhood Watch training certificate. Be sure to plan to attend and invite your neighbors!

Captain Chris Miller the National Sheriff's Association Certified Neighborhood Watch Trainer from the Christian County Sheriff's department will present the Neighborhood Watch Tool kit training. Sheriff Livy Leavell says, "Neighborhood Watch works; I wish every community in Christian County had a Neighborhood Watch. No law enforcement agency can function effectively without the concerned assistance of responsible citizens. We are depending on you to call and tell us whenever you observe suspicious persons or actions."

What is Neighborhood Watch?

  • A network of neighbors trained by crime prevention officers in home and self-protection, suspect identification and how to serve effectively as additional eyes and ears for law enforcement agencies.
  • Neighborhood Watch works effectively at the block/community level because people can easily see, recognize, and cooperate. They can see and hear what activity is taking place across the street, next door, or at the property to the rear. They can most likely recognize persons or vehicles as belonging to or not belonging in the neighborhood.
  • Neighbors can let each other know when they will be away for the day, evening, weekend, or on vacation, and thereby establish a targeted watch during absence. 
  • Neighborhood Watch does not require frequent meetings.
  • It does not ask that anyone take any personal risks to prevent crime.
  • Neighborhood Watch leaves the responsibility for apprehending criminals where it belongs – with your law enforcement agency.

Any responsible citizen can start a Neighborhood Watch within your community by attending this National Sherriff's Association Neighborhood Watch training and ask about convenient times to schedule your initial Neighborhood Watch training in your community.

Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.

For more information contact Frank Brown at (270) 885-1530 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jim Creighton
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

MNHHS FFA Teams Win in Competitions

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/15) ― Two Madisonville-North Hopkins Future Farmers of America teams recently brought home top… Read More

Small Business Saturday Nov. 28

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (11/25/15) — This Saturday, Nov. 28, is Small Business Saturday. Take the time to check out these… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 9751

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 20, 2015 9677

Dispatchers Overhear Drug Activity during…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8647

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7448

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4410

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15311

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14343

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 2033

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1921

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted -…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1373

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1169

Students Serve to Learn Life Lesson

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1093

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1007

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 957

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 896

A.G. Conway Announces $256 Million Settlement…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 895

Two Vehicle Collision Sends Four to Area Hospitals

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 763

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News