July 22, 2017

Essential Liaisons for a Neighborhood Watch Group

For a neighborhood watch group to be successful, it needs to liaise with several other entities. A neighborhood watch group can’t work in isolation. It needs help from certain other groups of people, for its work to be successful. As a matter of fact, the task of liaising with these other entities is just as important as that of electing a leader for the neighborhood watch group. As soon as a neighborhood watch group is set up, its first order of business should be that of figuring out what entities it will need to liaise with locally, and who the contact persons in those entities will be.

For a neighborhood watch group to be successful, it (obviously) needs to liaise closely with the local police. This way, when something that is truly suspicious is noted, it is immediately reported to the police — ideally through special hotlines. Once liaison with the police is established beforehand, the police are likely to respond to distress calls from the neighborhood watch groups with greater priority. With proper liaison, the police will tend to view the members of the neighborhood watch group as their special partners.

For a neighborhood watch group to be successful, it needs to liaise closely with other neighborhood watch groups in the district. This way, the members of the respective neighborhood watch groups can alert each other when they come across suspicious stuff.

Further, for a neighborhood watch group to be successful, it needs to liaise closely with the private guards who happen to be deployed in the neighborhood. Many individuals and businesses nowadays prefer to delegate the security maintenance function to these guards. The guards are often paid competitive salaries: which they nowadays receive electronically, through the likes of the Securitasepaytalx payroll system. But often, the guards don’t mind earning a little extra money on the side – and one of the avenues through which they can do so is by liaising with neighborhood watch groups and other such entities. Working with the security guards in this way is advantageous, as they tend to have better training, better coordination equipment and better contacts within the local police services.