Residents urged to look out for each other

Residents of Platinum Heights and Callenders Gardens, Christ Church, were reminded to be their neighbours’ keeper as the communities launched their Neighbourhood Watch Programme yesterday. 

Senior Superintendent of Police Colvin Bishop urged residents not to become complacent even though the community might be incident free. 

“There are a number of neighbourhood watches which are inactive . . . whenever a community becomes incident free some watches become dormant. Crime can escalate at any time but if you continue to be vigilant and sustain your watch, this would make it difficult for intruders to infiltrate your community and commit crime,” he said. 

Bishop encouraged the residents to be vigilant at all times and to take the necessary precautionary measures such as monitoring their communities, installing home security systems and knowing local crime patterns. 

He said that the survival of the programme would be dependent on the participation of all residents. 

“The success of the programme rests on your participation and it is necessary that you and your neighbours support the scheme . . . Crime prevention is everybody’s business and residents of a community are all responsible for its protection,” Bishop said.

4 Responses to Residents urged to look out for each other

  1. Nicole Clarke
    Nicole Clarke July 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    In a society of “mind ya own business” … “Look out for one another” is not a reality.

    • Dana Jemmott
      Dana Jemmott July 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      That is so true and nowadays if ur neighbour has a track rd leading from there home to urs you can’t even pass there cause they would tell you ur trespassing…

    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke July 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Exactly. Shame.

  2. Jack Hanma
    Jack Hanma July 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Lol nope


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