Who’s Watching Your Neighborhood? You or Them?

Freeport, Illinois – Now listen, we know most of you don’t attend these. However, we always talk about crime, our neighborhoods and keeping them safe yet the one thing we could do to drastically reduce crime, which is take part in our neighborhoods we don’t do.

It’s pretty simple actually. If we all policed our own neighborhoods, crime would drastically be reduced in Freeport. Period.

Well, here’s an opportunity to help your community actually do that through Neighborhood Watch Meetings.

Neighborhood Watch groups are a smart way citizens can help protect the safety of their community. Active Neighborhood Watch groups decrease the chances of victimization. Here are the groups in your area and when and where they meet.

1st Ward/6th Ward

Schwarz Funeral Home (608 S. Park Blvd):
4th Tuesday every other month at 6:00 P.M. 

2nd Ward

Douglas Village – 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 P.M.
Countryside Estates Neighborhood – 3rd Thursday at 6:30 P.M. (3002 Farmdale Lane) Contact Alderman Peter McClanathan for further information. (815-238-7284)

3rd Ward

Arcade: The group meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
St Mary’s Church. For further information:
Sherry Loring 815-232-1014. 

4th Ward

Lincoln Mall: 4th Monday at 6:00 P.M.

5th Ward

3rd Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. at First Church of the Nazarene, 125 E. Empire St. 

7th Ward

4th Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. at Central Fire Station
(1650 S. Walnut)

If you’re not sure what city ward you live in, here is a map.

city-ward-map

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