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San Andreas, CA– Neighborhood Watch groups are being sought in Calaveras County.  Sheriff Gary Kuntz says it’s part of his “Community First” plan.

The nationwide program where neighbors look out for each other in order to prevent crime, is assisted by Sheriff’s Office employees. A neighbor begins by hosting a short but informative meeting at their home. Meeting topics include when to call 9-1-1, home security and other crime prevention tips. A block captain will also be decided.

A telephone chain is completed and Neighborhood Watch signs are handed out. Also, a Deputy Sheriff will be assigned to each Neighborhood Watch group to facilitate the sharing of information.

“I am very excited about getting this program up and running. In my view it is imperative to get our Sheriff’s Deputies involved in the community and I can think of no better way than a strong Neighborhood Watch program” said Sheriff Kuntz.

Anyone interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch group can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (209) 754-6500.


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