Did you know...?
Household burglary is one of the easiest crimes to commit and prevent but one of the hardest to resolve.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to deal with the problem of residential burglaries. Neighborhood Watch is a cooperative effort between the residents and the Randolph Township Police Department. By organizing a neighborhood watch, you get to know your neighbors as well as your police department.
Members learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activities to the police that raise their suspicions.
Types of suspicious activities:
- Someone screaming or shouting for help
- Someone looking into windows and parked cars
- Unusual noises
- Property being taken out of closed houses where no one is at home
- Cars or vans moving slowly with no apparent destination
- Anyone being forced into a vehicle
- A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child
- Abandoned cars
Source: National Crime Prevention Council
Neighborhood watch groups are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.
Currently, there are over a dozen neighborhood watch groups in Randolph. If you are interested in starting a group in your neighborhood, please contact the Support Services Unit at 973.537.7112.