The is making progress toward establishing a Neighborhood Watch program in the wake of many recent crimes affecting the community.
The local civic group sponsored a Neighborhood Watch meeting last month where members discussed ways they can assist police in bringing down crime. The WSHA’s next meeting discussing the formation of a Neighborhood Watch is scheduled for June 20 at the Administration/Communication Center at the corner of Austin Avenue and Wantagh Avenue south of Merrick Road in Wantagh.
WSHA President Ella Stevens said in addition to Neighborhood Watch members, there is also a need for block captains and a director. The WSHA first for a neighborhood watch during the winter after a spike in quality of life crimes that hit the Wantagh and Seaford communities in late 2011.
“We encourage everyone to participate in this very worthwhile program,” Stevens said. “It is one of the oldest and best known crime prevention concepts in America. It provides an opportunity to work towards increasing safety and security of our homes by acting as a bridge from the streets to the police department to report suspicious behavior or unusual circumstances.”
Anyone interested in participating in the Wantagh-Seaford Neighborhood program is invited to attend the June 20 meeting that begins at 7 p.m.. To sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the WSHA’s Neigborhood Watch Facebook page