Joining or Starting a Town Watch Group.
7 steps to starting a successful town watch program
1: To find the nearest neighborhood Town Watch group, contact the T.W.I.S.
office (215) 686-1459(215) 686-1459 to speak with your community support specialist.
This person will walk you through the steps to join or to start a successful Town Watch partnership.
If there's an active group near you, the representative will setup a meeting.
If you are interested in starting a Town Watch group, he or she will help
you to establish and train a T.W. group for your area.
2: Talk with your neighbors to recruit and organize as many people apossible.
3: Contact your local church, school, recreation center to obtain a location for your first meeting You may be able to use a neighbor’s home.
4: Create a flyer to announce your meeting time, date and location or go to www.townwatch.net/JOIN.html
for a generic flyer that you can personalize.
5: Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan and keep the meeting on topic.
(Remember you want to build a better future: you can’t change the past.)
6: Discuss the best time, day and place for holding regular Town Watch Training certification
meetings for training on relevant skills such as --
* Organization building
* Recognition and observation skills
* 911 response codes
* Reporting to whom, where, and when
* Community policing partnership
* Actions to avoid
* Fire prevention & first aid
* Personal and home safety
7: Implement a phone and an e-mail list to keep everyone updated
about future meetings & news.