The Neighborhood Watch Program involves the joint efforts of the Sheriff's Department, The Newton Police Department and the local community.  It is designed to enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community's power of observation and encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors.  The main objective of Neighborhood Watch is to reduce the incedence of crime by:  *Increasing citizens' awareness of burglary and other neighborhood crime through a continuing information program  *Developing a nieghborhood action program where neighbors help watch each others' property and report suspicious persons and activities to law enforcement agencies.  * Encourages all citizens to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in reporting crime.

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