Superior Residents on Look Out With Citizen Watch
Posted at: 09/17/2012 6:38 PM
| Updated at: 09/17/2012 10:56 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe
If you're looking to get involved in the fight against crime, a series of meetings in Superior this week might be the right thing for you. The Superior Police Department is starting a Citizen Watch Group.
Meetings like one at the Belgian Club in Superior on Monday night are happening all week, letting interested citizens know what the group is all about, how to start a group in their neighborhood or join up with another one.
"Across the nation, there is neighborhood watch or community watch groups. They do impact crime. When good people are out in their neighborhoods and keeping an eye on things, bad people will stay away," said Bonnie Beste, Community Policing Officer with the Superior Police Department. "So, it's very important for people to be actively involved, taking care of themselves and their neighbors for crime prevention."
This group is somewhat of a comeback for the city of Superior, according to Beste. She said a citizen watch group did exist at one point, but petered out eventually. She said these meetings are bringing the group back. And Duluth has something similar called Citizen Patrol.
To attend Superior's meetings:
September 18: Government Center, 1316 N. 14th Street, Room 270. 5 to 7 p.m.
September 19: Bryant Elementary School, 1423 Central Avenue. 5 to 6:30 p.m.
September 20: WITC, 600 N. 21st Street, Conference Center 'B' Room C-108. 5 to 6 p.m.
September 22 (Saturday): Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1924 Wyoming Avenue, Fellowship Hall on Lower Level. 10 to 11:30 a.m
For more information on Duluth's group, click here.