The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office stands ready to assist and support
the residents and businesses of Hocking County. Sgt. Kevin Groves and
Allison attended the National Neighborhood Watch Training session in
Cincinnati, Ohio. The training, sponsored by the National
Sheriff’s Association and the USA Onwatch National Neighborhood Watch
presented both deputies with training on assisting volunteers with
establishing neighborhood watches and training volunteers.
The purpose of the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program is to make you aware of
the steps you and you’re neighbors can take to make your home more
secure against crime, to show you how you and your neighbors can help
each other protect your entire neighborhood, and make local law
enforcement agencies more effective in the fight against crime through
YOUR involvement and participation.
To combat the increase in crime in today's society, law enforcement
needs the eyes and ears of our citizens. To help law enforcement
protect your property from criminals you must get involved. To help you
help yourself, your community, and the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office,
the Neighborhood Watch Program was established.
The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office would like you to start or join
Neighborhood Watch, and learn what you can do to reduce your chances of
becoming a crime victim. A Neighborhood Watch is easy to start and
effective when implemented. By starting a Neighborhood Watch in your
area, you are taking the first step towards making your home, your
neighborhood, and your community a safer place to live.
a greater sense of security and reduces fear of crime;
bonds with neighbors; people look out for one another; it stimulates
the risk of becoming a crime victim; it reduces the physical, financial
and psychological costs
Instructs residents on how to observe and report suspicious activities
in your community; and
Addresses quality of life issues and mutual interests in your community.
communities have expressed an interest in the Neighborhood Watch
Program and anyone wishing additional information about how to start a
neighborhood watch is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office