CARTERET – The Carteret Police Department will present a Neighborhood Watch Program next week to educate the public about phone scams. The free event will take place at the Community Center, Carteret Public Library Building, 100 Cooke Avenue at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
October is National Crime Prevention Month, and the Carteret Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit challenges the entire community to make crime prevention a priority. Time, money, and other resources spent on prevention yield tremendous benefits in reducing crime and making communities stronger, safer, and better places to live, work, and play, according to the police department’s crime prevention unit. Experience in Carteret has proven that grassroots, collaborative action works to keep crime down, police said.
In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council, the nation’s focal point for preventing crime, designated October as Crime Prevention Month. The month-long celebration recognizes successful crime prevention efforts on the local, state and national levels to generate enthusiasm and interest for prevention efforts to continue to grow even stronger and become more widespread.
For more information about Carteret’s Neighborhood Watch Program or Tuesday’s presentation at the Community Center, call Susan Skoczypiec at the Crime Prevention Line, 1-732-514-4127.
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