Local volunteers prefer vigilance to violence
A Neighborhood Watch sign located on the corner of California Street and Forrest Avenue gives warning to potential criminals. There are currently 150 Neighborhood Watch groups active in Lodi.
- How to join Neighborhood Watch
Crime Prevention is a partnership between the community and the Police Department that involves all sectors of the community as equal partners. For more detailed information, contact the Lodi Police Department's Crime Prevention office at 209-333-6863 or visit their website at www.lodi.gov/police.
The Galt Police Department is always seeking individuals who would like to help keep their neighborhoods crime-free. There is absolutely no cost to starting a Neighborhood Watch group. For more information contact TJ Guidotti at 209-366-7021 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 9:14 am, Sat Apr 21, 2012.
The shooting death of 17-year-old Florida resident Trayvon Martin at the hands of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman has created a renewed interest in the organization.
Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self-defense after Martin began acting erratically. However, Zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges, and his duties as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer have been called into question.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:14 am.