Neighborhood Watch Updates
UPDATE March 2019:
Eric Shelton will now lead the formerly called Crime Watch which we will now be called Neighborhood Watch. Eric, will be reaching out to current block captains and will update us on the direction of the Neighborhood Watch and any events will be posted here on the website.
Eric has posted on Facebook and if you are interested in volunteering may contact him directly via Facebook or Messenger.
UPDATE January 2019
Block Captains from the Neighborhood Watch program met on January 17th with the newly promoted MSGT Daniel Bacon of the Community Policing unit at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to discuss the possibility of having a regularly assigned Sheriff Deputy for Eutaw Forest. Presently, we do not have an assigned Deputy but MSGT Bacon hopes is hopeful we may have one assigned in the next 7-10 days.
Meanwhile, there is an exciting program that is being implemented by the CCSO that can dramatically reduce crime in all of the neighborhoods across Charles County. Because of such affordable outside security systems and items such as the RING doorbell and security systems CCSO is asking ANY resident with these systems to join a program where security feeds from such devices can be shared with CCSO in an effort to obtain video of any crime and to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of these crimes
We are still asking for volunteers who wish to be Block Captains for Crime Watch.
The purpose of our program is simple, we are working together with the CCSO to be the eyes and ears of Eutaw Forest. We are not volunteer police officers, vigilantes or anything of the sort--- We are simply asking if anyone, who may see something or someone that looks out of place REPORT IT!
You have (2) numbers to call and report--- see below:
If an emergency dial 911 or
The non-emergency number (301) 932-2222
To be a Block Captain it will require approximately 2-3 hours a month, the willingness to get to know your neighbors within a 10 house radius, and attend quarterly meetings.
Block Captains will serve as liaisons between the Crime Watch and Eutaw Forest neighborhood (the 10 house radius). Block Captains will also help with other events that the Crime Watch Group sponsors such as National Night Out and having a presence at the Annual Meeting and yearly picnic.
If you'd like more information regarding the new CCSO initiative or would like more information about being a block captain please call Barry Sheldon