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Hockessin Community News
  • FOLLOW UP — NEIGHBORHOODS JOIN CRIME WATCH

  • The communities met again on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss their progress and steps they would like to take to improve communication.


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    THE ISSUE
    In February, residents from more than 15 different neighborhoods filled Hockessin Memorial Hall to learn about a block watch program being organized and to learn about ways to report crimes in their communities.
    The communities met again on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss their progress and steps they would like to take to improve communication.
    WHAT’S HAPPENED/WE’VE REPORTED
    Since the first meeting, 40 communities are now participating, and have reported six burglaries, four suspicious vehicles, one suspicious person, one vandalism, and one lost dog that was later found.
    The members of the communities discussed whether they should create a website that informs community members of the crimes in their area, or if email is the most effective form of communication. Many members worried about privacy issues with a website, and also said that they would not check a website every day, but would check their email every day for updates.
    Steve Tanny, who resides in Stirrup Farms, said that it was important for the members to not only develop a mission statement, but for the statement to include the purpose of the block watch. 

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    “The purpose of the block watch is to feel safer and make the communities more secure,” Tanny said.
    After input from a number of community members, the newly named Northwest Delaware Crimewatch created the following mission statement:
    To make our communities more safe and secure;
    To enhance communication and awareness among our communities with and from the New Castle County Police; and
    To facilitate education and training within our communities.
    WHAT’S NEXT
    Cpl. Mike Snead stated that 39 communities have requested block watch training.
    “Anything out of the ordinary should be reported,” Snead said. “You are not bothering the police.”
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