Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council has facilitated the creation of neighborhood watch programs in the nine-county region for several years and it is in the midst of a recruiting campaign to establish new and to grow existing groups.
Kyle Cunningham is the program administrator for Citizens Corps Council at the Pennyrile Area Development District and says members of neighborhood watch can be the eyes and ears for police agencies in their communities.
Cunningham says if you live in the nine-county region and want to join or start a new neighborhood watch program, call him at 270-886-9484.
Dan Nicholson with Citizens Corps Council says neighborhood watch has been successful in reducing crime where it’s been tried.
Nicholson credited the Christian County Sheriff’s Department for providing training to neighborhood watch groups across the region. There are active watch groups in Lacy, Crofton, Kelly and Pembroke and there’s a Facebook page in Lacy where residents share information and concerns.
Nicholson and Cunningham say the neighborhood watch in Lacy has not only improved safety, it’s also built a stronger sense of community among residents.