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CrimeWatch


The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens to become involved in the safety of their communities by forming neighborhood CrimeWatch groups.  The CrimeWatch program sponsored by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is a neighborhood watch initiative that urges citizens to be alert to what is going on in their neighborhood.  According to Sheriff Bobby Riles, “Our CrimeWatch program gets us back to how it used to be growing up in a small town.”  The Sheriff was referring to how the CrimeWatch program puts people back in touch with their neighbors and fosters an atmosphere where people are looking out for one another. 

The Sheriff also encourages citizens to use another component of the CrimeWatch Program, the CrimeWatch Hotline.  This hotline is method that citizens can use to anonymously leave tips regarding narcotics activity, burglaries, thefts, wanted persons, or any other criminal activity.  Callers to the hotline are greeted by a recording after which they may leave a recorded message that will be forwarded to investigators.  These messages are checked daily Monday thru Friday, so callers should not use this line for emergency calls or anything requiring immediate attention, but should instead contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 901-465-3456.  The CrimeWatch Hotline can be reached by calling 901-466-0030. 

The Sheriff’s Office also cautions citizens to be aware of new telephone and internet email scams that have recently focused on senior citizens.  Sheriff Riles says “These scams may ask you for your bank account information or for money for non-existing charities.”  Individuals that give this information may find out many months later that they have been the victim of identity theft. 

If you are interested in starting a CrimeWatch group in your community or have any questions regarding the program or the scams mentioned above, contact Inspector Ray Garcia at 901-466-3933 or email him at rgarcia@fayettecountysheriff.org.

Click on the links below to download several CrimeWatch information resources:

 

 

CrimeWatch Implementation Manual

This 30 page Microsoft Word document serves as a guidebook for residents wishing to implement a new Neighborhood CrimeWatch Program in their community.

 

Preventing Burglaries - How To Protect Your Home

This booklet provides a step by step guide to target harden your home in an effort to prevent burglaries.

 

Home Security Checklist

This brochure provides a checklist of items to help you to ensure the security of your residence.

 

Vacation Checklist

This brochure provides a checklist to ensure that you have taken proper steps to safeguard your home while out of town on vacation.

 

Rural Crime Tips

This brochure provides tips to help residents secure their homes against the most common rural crime, property crime.

 

Personal Property Identification Log

These forms provide a method to log down identifying information of valuables such as make/model/serial number to assist law enforcement in the event of a burglary.

 

 

 


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