Willingboro Neighborhood Watch

A Brief History

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Willingboro Neighborhood Watch began in 1976 with a Federal grant from the National Crime Prevention Council. Through Sgt. Lehman, our first Crime Prevention Officer, Willingboro became members of the National Association, and WIllingboro Neighborhood Watch was started. Willingboro Neighborhood Watch was active well into the 1980's, but then membership & interest began to decline. We gained strength again when Sgt. Ortiz took over the Crime Prevention Unit, followed by Sgt. Payton. With help from Crime Prevention Aide Connie Kirby, they began active recruitment in each park. In April 1999, Connie Kirby & Sgt. Payton encouraged Watch members to re-organize Willingboro Neighborhood Watch.

Neighborhood Watch members volunteered to serve as officers, by-laws were written & the re-organization was accomplished with much hard work & dedication from all. The first official election of Willingboro Neighborhood Watch was in November 2000.

What Does a Block Captain Do?

We serve as the eyes & ears of our street, reporting suspicious activity & problems to the Police. We welcome new residents to our street and inform them that we have a Neighborhood Watch in Willingboro. We inform them of Township Ordinances and regulations. We look out for all our neighbors. We attend monthly meetings and bring information from our monthly meetings back to the residents of our street.

How can I join WNW?

We are glad that you are interested in joining Willingboro Neighborhood Watch! To join, you must be a resident of the Township of Willingboro, and over the age of 21. You must have a willingness to be involved in your community and be committed to crime prevention.

Block Captains are expected to make as many meetings as possible or to send a representative from their street. We have 11 meetings a year, with no meeting in the month of December.

 If you are ready to join, you can go to Crime Prevention at the Willingboro Police Department to sign up,  come to one of our meetings and sign up to become a member or fill out the Membership application and mail to Willingboro Neighborhood Watch, PO box #834, Willingboro NJ 08046.
All information submitted is confidential. You will be placed on our membership and mailing directory. "Watch Word" is our official publication and is mailed quarterly through the Crime Prevention Unit of the Willingboro Police department. Periodic update and reminders are also mailed as needed.   Yes! I am ready to become a member of Willingboro Neighborhood Watch.

 

Willingboro Neighborhood Watch

Membership Application

 

NAME: ____________________________________________

 

 

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

 

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PHONE: ____________________________________________

 

 

EMAIL: ____________________________________________

 

Please mail the application to the address below or bring the above application to one of our general meetings. (See meetings)

 

 

Willingboro Neighborhood Watch

P.O. Box 834

Willingboro, NJ 08046



When are your meetings?

Meetings of Willingboro Neighborhood Watch are held at 7:00PM on the last Wednesday of each month, except for December. We meet at the Kennedy Center, located at 429 JFK Way. For most meetings, we meet in the cafeteria.  We kindly ask that you turn off all cell phones during meetings. All announcements are limited to one minute, and must be reviewed & approved by the board.

We cordially invite you to join us at a general meeting and discover what Willingboro Neighborhood Watch is all about!