Join the Neighborhood Watch program
Information Submitted by Carol Langley-Finnegan, CPN Safety Task Force Chair
The City of Castle Pines North (CPN) Safety Task Force is taking steps to continue making our city a safer place for us all.
While our law enforcement is in the capable hands of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, we as citizens must stand up and be the eyes and ears of the city, acting as a conduit of information to and from the Sheriff. Enabling communication between the Sheriff’s Office and the city takes an individual; one willing to become involved in a very small way through the Neighborhood Watch program.
Most everyone is aware of Neighborhood Watch, but not everyone knows how little effort it takes to do something that many of us do already, socialize. At its heart, it is formal relationship building with a link to law enforcement.
Relationship building is part of knowing your neighbors and most importantly, knowing when something does not look quite right in your neighborhood. That is the strength of the Neighborhood Watch, everyone knowing each other and “watching their back.”
A person who organizes the “Watch” for their neighborhood becomes the block captain. The block captain receives regular alerts and information from the Sheriff’s Office, attends an annual meeting, and organizes two meetings per year within their neighborhood (they can be disguised as parties.) This is a perfect opportunity to do something that does not take a great deal of personal time, yet is vital to the safety of your family and friends.
There are many resources to learn more about the Watch. The quickest way to get moving is to contact the Douglas County Sheriff Community Resources office to tell them you want to start a Neighborhood Watch program.
You may also contact Jeff Anderson, CPN Safety Task Force and Neighborhood Watch coordinator, if you have questions and want to learn more before you commit. See contact information below:
National Website for detailed information – www.usaonwatch.org
Douglas County Sheriff Community Resources Deputies Teller or Hanavan, 303-660-7505
Carol Langley-Finnegan, Chair, CPN Safety Task Force at contact by e-mail
Jeff Anderson, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at contact by e-mail
Your neighborhood needs you. Please help us make CPN a safe place to work and live for all our residents.