Town implementing Crime Watch Initiative


Williamston Mayor Mack Durham recently unveiled a Crime Watch Initiative which will be implemented by Chief of Police Tony C. Taylor. The “Crime Watch Initiative” is a program involving the joint efforts of the Williamston Police Department and the community and is designed to enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community’s power of observation and to encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors.

“The initiative is a partnership with the citizens of Williamston and strives to build a free flowing network of information to achieve the common goal of preventing crime, solving problems, and making Williamston a great place to live and raise a family,” Chief Taylor said. “The main objective of the “Crime Watch Initiative” is to reduce the incidence of crime.”

The initiative includes a four point program to help the police department reduce crime including:

Increasing citizens’ awareness of burglary and other neighborhood crime through a continuing information program that includes literature distribution and collaboration at meetings.

Training citizens in the means of better property security and provide assistance in making their property more secure.

Developing a neighborhood action program where neighbors help watch each other’s property and report suspicious persons and activities to law enforcement agencies.

Encourage all citizens to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in reporting crime.

Mayor Durham said he believes this initiative will be a positive step in making the Town of Williamston “A Great Place to live and Raise a Family”.