The Jim Thorpe Community Watch kicked off their 2013 season with a presentation on Crime Prevention presented by Janene M. Holter of the Attorney General's Office.

Community Watch is a citizen's involvement program where citizens, in cooperation with their local police department, directly participate in the detection and prevention of crime.

Citizens involved in the Community Watch are trained in how to recognize suspicious or criminal activities and report these activities to their police department.

Community Watch - neighbors looking out for neighbors - do NOT take the place of their police department in enforcing the law or apprehending criminals. What they do is provide valuable information to their local law enforcement agency which investigates suspicious activities, apprehends criminals, and prevent crime.

When neighbors organize to help the police watch over their community, they can make a significant impact on reducing crime and fear in their area.

This year's group meetings will be comprised of half educational and informative presentation and the other half, regular police updates, new events, and new business.

Feel free to join, meetings are open to the public every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall on East 10th street.

If anyone needs a schedule of presentations and events, please contact Jamie Solomon/Coordinator at (570) 325-4995 or Email at secretary@jtpolice.org.