Town Watch Integrated Services (TWIS)
promotes neighborhood safety through community policing and through its community support initiative, which provides for intervention and capacity building.
The services provided promote safety in neighborhoods by engaging institutions, community-based organizations and local leaders in dialogues about developing an agenda for action.
These actions and plans involve pre- and post- intervention services while developing viable partnerships.
TWIS comprehensive approach to intervention enables a community to identify, prioritize and implement its own action plan to address its challenges more easily.
The services provided include-
Town Watch Development:
Organizing, recruiting and training of adult and junior town watch groups in all Philadelphia police districts.
Training Certification for new town watch groups and existing members of established groups.
C.E.R.T (Citizens Emergency Response Training) teaching groups what to do in case of a disaster.
Building partnerships with city agencies, law enforcement agencies and citizens groups.
Helping town watch groups find new members and
identifying new areas for town watch group development .
Training and certifying volunteers to provide a safe corridor for students traveling to and from school.
Assisting with the development of neighborhood partnerships and
building coalitions with neighbors and community groups.
Working with community leaders to facilitate meetings and assisting the community leadership by identifying key stakeholders
Interjecting law enforcement personnel into the community development process.