September 18, 2014 Issue


Join the watch and help keep everyone safe

Dear Editor:

For more than two years, we the citizens of Wrens, have had a group of concerned people that formed a group called the neighborhood watch.

The purpose of the meetings is to:



Encourage citizens to keep their eyes open and report any suspicious activities.

Alert the criminals that the neighborhood is concerned about crime and is willing to intervene.

Encourages neighbors to interact by exchanging information about work schedules, vacation plans and type of vehicles belonging to the homes.

Better inform the general population to reduce and remove the opportunity for crime.

Neighborhood Watch serves as a network through which law enforcement can collect and disseminate information on crime. After receiving information residents are more aware of crime.

We meet once a month to discuss problems of the community and to see what and how we can help prevent, stop problems or trouble before it happens. The group doesn’t go out to fix the problems, but call the proper authority to handle it.

We encourage everyone to attend, the police, county officials, etc. We stress to each of you please report all crimes to the police, don’t take the law into your own hands, don’t approach suspicious people, and don’t take unnecessary risks to obtain information on suspicious people or crimes, obtain full descriptions and license numbers of suspicious people and their vehicles and report immediately to the police. Don’t hesitate to call the police.

There have been many times when a crime was deterred because of watchful neighbors. Our meetings include reports from our police department telling us of crimes, break-ins, scams, assaults, and other suspicious activities that has or is happening in our communities, and what to be on the lookout for. We love our town and want it to be as peaceful as we can make it.

As you all know in order for anything to be successful it takes participation from the community, concerned citizens, city government, law enforcement, clergies, and business owners. Our next meeting will be at the Civic Center Room, 401 Broad Street, Wrens, on Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. We would like to see all the citizens of our community come out and help support our neighborhood watch. We have different speakers at each meeting with different and interesting topics. We would love to see you at the next meeting. We hope you are interested in the safety and future of our town. There will be light refreshments served.

If any questions or concerns, contact Mary Washington at (706) 547-7076 or Billy J. Smith at (706) 547-3145.

Thank you for your interest and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Wrens Neighborhood Watch Committee

Mary Washington

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