Watch Committee is a team of trained volunteers. They enhance
vital crime prevention services and community awareness through
proactive law enforcement principles, by being additional eyes
and ears for law enforcement.
Neighborhood Watch Committee members do not take enforcement action,
carry weapons or make arrests. All suspicious activity is reported
to the Police.
The Neighborhood Watch Committee Program is designed for the volunteer
who has an interest in helping law enforcement and the community.
to contact at the Elkton Police Department:
Angelo Giafes is a direct link for neighbor questions or concerns.
He can be best reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact officers: Lutenant Waldridge at: email@example.com
and Office M. Donnelly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
to alleviate crime:
your home with alarms
Make sure your address is clearly visible
Clean your property to include less clutter
Shrubbery trimmed back from windows to alleviate a possible place
for thieves to hide
Secure your property with motion lighting detectors (use 60 watt
Make sure doors, cars, and garage doors are always locked
If you leave your home for 10 minutes, make sure you secure and
lock all doors and windows
Notify your neighbors if you are leaving for vacation
Beware of newspaper build-ups
Consider interior lighting
If you are leaving to go out of town, call the EPD at (410) 398-2222
for security checks
Consider greeting folks who may ride by. This alerts them of your
awareness of their presence.
Consider Shriek Alarms which can be purchased at Wal-mart
Trust your instincts
Never allow for strangers to enter your home
Get to know your neighbors, and create a buddy system by exchanging
Engrave your valuables
Don’t hide outdoor keys in obvious places