Cedartown, Ga. — April 6, 2016: The residents of Peppertown (sometimes called Southside) are coming together in hopes of forming a neighborhood watch group. If you are a resident of that area, please make plans to join them on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Southside Baptist Church, 409 Cobb Street.
The national Neighborhood Watch program counts on citizens to organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities while demonstrating their presence at all times of day and night. Neighborhood Watch works because it reduces opportunities for crime to occur; it doesn’t rely on altering or changing the criminal’s behavior or motivation.