Lehighton Area Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Lehighton Area High School. A representative from Carbon County Communications Center will be the guest speaker.

The purpose of this newly-formed organization is to bring citizens together to help be additional "eyes and ears" of law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All interested community members are invited and encouraged to attend and become involved.

Donations are currently being accepted from individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations in order to purchase Crime Watch signs to be erected throughout the Lehighton area.

Established in 1972, Neighborhood Watch has proven to be one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country. This local campaign is an outgrowth of Lehighton Area Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

For more information, to volunteer, and / or to make a donation to the community-wide organization, contact Program Coordinator Byron Schnell at (610) 377-1926.

For more information about a Neighborhood Crime Watch program in general, visit www.USAonWatch.org.