Neighborhood Watch Group Re-Organizing

By: Laurabree Austin Email
By: Laurabree Austin Email

After several years on inactive status, a community in South Charleston plans to bring back its neighborhood watch group.

"We really need to get this ball rolling so we can decide what areas we are going to cover," said Kimberly Williams, a group organizer.

Kimberly said her community would be much stronger if more people got involved in what's going on.

"I'm hoping the community can come together as a whole and prove that this is a safe community for our kids."

Williams' husband is the pastor at the Greater Things Fellowship Church at the end of Highland Drive in South Charleston.

Pastor Terrence Williams said, "It kind of fell in with what we are wanting to do as a church to try and not only show the importance of someone's spiritual salvation, but also for our kids' physical safety and a needs-based ministry as well.

The South Charleston Police Department appreciates the effort, because police know they can only be in so many places.

"If you're the victim of a crime, that's the most important thing to you at that time," said Sgt. M.R. Arrowood with the SCPD.

Some neighborhood watch groups just keep an eye on what's going on, but members of this group want to be more visible. Members plan to have groups of volunteers regularly drive around to patrol the community.

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