Where birds of a feather flock together.
∑ † Someone who appears to be in distress or who is screaming or shouting for help.
∑ † Someone looking into windows of homes and parked cars.
∑ † Someone walking through your property or several properties.
∑ † Unusual noises.
∑ † Property being taken out of houses where no one is at home.
∑ † Vehicles moving slowly, with no apparent destination, or without lights.
∑ † Vehicles parked on the side of the road, or vacant properties, with someone sitting inside for no apparent reason.
∑ † Vehicles parked on your property, or vacant properties, that donít appear to belong to any neighbors.
∑ † Anything that makes you suspicious, call.
∑ † The sheriff will...
~ † handle the investigation, take a report, look for the suspects.
~ † They do not contact our watch commander, he will have to be proactive to help our community. (Thatís why you need to call NW)
∑ † Neighborhood Watch willÖ
~ † e-mail the community with...
° † what incident happened.†
° † information that will remind the neighbors of what they need to do to protect themselves and their homes.
° † alert them to what to look out for. (the details you gave the sheriff)
~ † stay in contact local law enforcement...
° † for their suggestions of what our neighborhood can do.
° † so they can keep the watch commander up to date on any future issues our neighborhood may need to know.
The only way Neighborhood Watch works, is by neighbors looking out for each other.
You would want to know if something happened next door to you,
so make sure you let your neighbors know!
AHA! NW Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1.†† Collect as much information as possible, to give to the sheriff and then the neighborhood watch commander.
†††††††††††† A.† Describe anything you can about the involved subject (s): sex and race, age, height, weight, hair color, clothing,
†††††††††††† ††††† distinctive characteristics such as beard, mustache, scars, physical disabilities or any speech impediment or accent style.
†††††††††††† B.† Describe the vehicle, if one was involved: color, make, model, year, please try to get the license plate, and any special features such as
†††††††††††† †††† stickers, dents, or decals.
2.† Call the sheriff FIRST!!!† 911 for an emergency or 621-6600 non-emergency
†††††††††††† A.† Give your name and address.
†††††††††††† B.† Briefly describe the event -- what happened, when, where, and who was involved.
†††††††††††† C.† Give description you collected above.
3.† Call or e-mail the AHA! Board, for Neighborhood Watch, once you have finished with the sheriff call. OR...
†††††††††††† A. e-mail:† †††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††††††
What do I do, when I see something suspicious?
Why do I need to contact Neighborhood Watch if I report an incident to the sheriff?
What should I report?† What is suspicious activity?
∑ † Introduce yourself to your neighbors next door and across the street.
~ † This is the single best way to help yourself and your neighbors.
° † If you become familiar with each other, you will more than likely look out for each other.
° † If you recognize each otherís cars and faces, youíll know whatís familiar and whatís not.
∑ † Stay in touch with the community
~ † Attend the annual community meetings to meet neighbors and learn about whatís going on in Audubon Hills.
~ † Read newsletters and e-mails, theyíre packed full of ways to protect yourself from crime, fire, and wildlife.
Whatís the best thing I can do to keep my home, family, and neighborhood safe?
∑ † The main objective of Neighborhood Watch is to reduce the incidence of crime and neighborhood dangers, while building community pride.
∑ † Increasing citizens' awareness of burglary and other neighborhood crime through a continuing information program.
∑ † Neighborhood Watch groups are not vigilantes.† They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.
∑ † Training residents with the means of better property security and assistance in making their property more secure.
∑ † Developing a neighborhood action program where neighbors help watch each other's property and report suspicious persons and activities to law enforcement agencies.
∑ † Any community resident can be a part of AHA! NW- - young, old, single, married, renter, or homeowner.
∑ † We even use e-mail alerts for when pets go missing. The community comes together in bringing mans best friend home.
What are the A.B.C.ís of Neighborhood Watch?
∑ Our community has the advantage an AWESOME Neighborhood Watch program.
∑ With one entrance and exit into this community, itís an unappealing neighborhood to rob, criminals donít want to be trapped in.
∑ With neighbors that look out for one another, criminals have been caught because someone has seen something suspicious.
∑ Once the few that have tried to commit a crime are caught, this community bans together, to insure they are punished to the fullest extent to the law.† Further deterring future criminals.†
Is there a lot of crime in Audubon Hills?
Audubon Hills Neighborhood Watch (AHNW)
is a branch of Audubon Hills Association (AHA)
AHNW Commander = Vacant, please contact board if you are interested in this position.
To e-mail the whole AHA board at once.