The proper role of a community’s neighborhood watch program
Nearly one month following the death of Trayvon Martin, his killer George Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested after claiming self defense. Zimmerman was a self proclaimed member of his Sanford community’s neighborhood watch, a body designed to prevent crime. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Chris Gilmore spoke with Gainesville Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Charlene Collins, about what’s expected of a neighborhood crime watch program.
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The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco has a program where students go undercover to curb businesses selling alcohol to minors. Some feel that this program is ineffective at catching people who regularly sell to minors.
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Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.
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