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Cascade Township, Michigan
 
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Neighborhood Watch

This page will introduce you to the concept of Neighborhood Watch in Cascade Charter Township. Please read it over and consider bringing Neighborhood Watch to your block.

The Cascade Township Neighborhood Watch program is intended for anyone who would like to feel safer in their neighborhoods. It is not a vigilante program, nor is it a program of citizens on patrol in their neighborhoods. It is a program that encourages neighbors to get to know each other, to watch out for each other, and to call the police when something just doesn't seem right.

You can have a safer neighborhood. Despite your age, sex, race, occupation, or past experiences, you can substantially reduce your risk of criminal victimization.

Studies have shown that neighborhoods whose residents pull together and form active Neighborhood Watch groups and implement simple low-cost crime prevention programs can drastically cut their crime rates.

Remember, the best crime prevention tool is a good neighbor!

The driving force behind starting a Neighborhood Watch program is the prevention and reduction of crime. A properly implemented program will also serve other needs in the community. Once the program is in place, it can be used as a forum for training in other areas such as General Safety Education, Car Seat Safety, Bicycle Safety, as well as Fire Prevention, Disaster Preparedness, and City Planning. It can also become the basis for block parties and other social events, truly helping to put the "neighbor" back in the word neighborhood.

If you are interested in bringing Neighborhood Watch to your block, please contact your local community policing officer, Deputy Ryan Roe at 632-6435 or by email at ryan.roe@kentcountymi.gov.  It really doesn't take a lot of work on your part. We put your first meeting on for you. From there, you set your own pace as far as how active you want to be and how often you want to meet. We're looking forward to hearing from you!