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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PATROLLING
Neighborhood Watch PatrollingPatrolling TechniquesBeing a good witnessReporting
Patrolling TechniquesVary times, locations, and patterns.Select likely times of activities.Patrol locations of incidents. Walk or drive in random patternsPatrol in pairsSafe MotivationMore eyesShow of forceTypes of patrollingFoot patrolVehicle patrolBike patrol
Patrolling TechniquesUniforms Wear at least a bright colored T Shirt Sends message to bad guys Shows organization Lets residents feel safe and may get involvedTools Radios Cell phones Flashlights Pen and note pad Camera (video or still)
Being A Good WitnessObserveLook for out of place vehicles, people, activities
Things that make you go Hmmmm!!!
Dont get involved, Watch and report An independent third party witness is more credible and believable.Dont try and physically stop anything.
Dont become involved in an argument.
Dont put yourself or anyone else in harms way
Being A Good WitnessRecord Information Keep a patrol log of each shift Cameras Cell phone, still, video Tape recorders hand held and digital, to recordother persons statements, or used by you torecord current information. Pen and paper write down notes of an ongoing incident, or to record a suspect situation that may be important at a later date. Can write your own notesor have preprinted field cards.
ReportingAccurate account of times, actions, and descriptionsWho - Names, descriptions, license plate
What - What happened, what took place, what was used
When - Times (time of day, date, duration)
Where - Location of incident, direction of travel, place hidden
Why/How - Manner in which happened, reason for action
ReportingWho Any information that can help identify the subject(s) Name actual or other Description Clothing Top to bottom hat, shirt, pants shoesPhysical features Race, height, weight, hair, facial hair, scars, injuries, deformities.Vehicle Info License plate, make and model and year, color, # of doors, rims, any damage to vehicle
ReportingWhat An accurate account of what took place, or items used in a crimeKeep it simple Broke into a house, broke front window, struck victim with a large stick.Describe any tools or weapons used in clear simple terms like description of people.
Size, Color, Shape Open hand/Closed fist,
ReportingWhen When the incident took place and any relative time frameDate of incidentTime of incident Time frame Length of time from incident to reporting, how long incident lasted
ReportingWhere Location of incident, subjects, victims. Addresses Descriptions of locations Intersections of streets with direction and distance, description of house/building, landmarks Locations of subjects Address, direction of travel (cardinal or landmark) with time frame
ReportingHow/Why Specific details of how or why the incident took place. How the window was broken Why the person hit the other person. How any tools or weapons were used (to include fists, feet, etc..)Example of report of an incident when you decide to call the Police Department.
A w/m 15 to 20 years old wearing blue baseball hat/backwards, green t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and white high tops just threw a rock through the window of 123 10th St and ran North on Middle Ave toward 9th St.
The above is the initial call to dispatch. Details can be added later when talking to Officer, such as actions before incident, things said, bike he rode to the scene, etc.
Take 10 Second to analyze this picture:
Describe the suspect. Height, Weight, Race, M/F, Age, Clothes, etcWhat did the guy have in his hand?What color tie/shoes?Describe the Picture!Was he wearing glasses?How many ladies were in the group behind him?
Have at least two people to patrolEnsure you have equipment needed: recorder pen paper forms flashlight radio phoneHave and keep a log of activities of patrol (who you talked to, what streets patrolled, etc..)Notify someone in charge of your start and end time Block watch leader Neighborhood Watch LeaderBefore Each Patrol Shift
Organize your patrol Uniforms Equipment
Three types of patrolling Foot Bike Vehicle
Patrol Vary routes, times, days
Reporting Who, What, When, Where, How/Why
Notify Let Block leader/NWC know of patrolling
Keep log of all activities
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