In an ongoing effort to keep people safe and improve relationships between officers and the public, Woodson Terrace Police Department has a wide variety of community outreach activities and programs. Established in 2022, The Community Outreach Program is headed by Corporal Brown and Detective Anton.
Both Corporal Brown and Detective Anton work together to plan Neighborhood Watch Meetings and other events.
Officer Nacoste-Davis heads the Business Outreach Program.
The Woodson Terrace Neighborhood Watch Program is headed by the police department and meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 6 P.M. Meetings are held at the Woodson Terrace Community Center, located in John L. Brown Park.
Neighborhood Watch is designed to enable the police and the community to work together in order to make neighborhoods more crime resistant. Members learn how to make their homes and neighborhoods more secure, watch out for each other, and report illegal or suspicious activities to the police.
The goal of Neighborhood Watch is to increase community awareness and concern among neighbors in order to reduce crime. The program allows the concerns of the neighborhood to be presented to the police department. Neighbors help each other by watching each other’s homes and reporting suspicious persons and activities. It also trains citizens in personal security strategies and serves as a social organization for the community.
Similar to Neighborhood Watch, Business Outreach Program encourages businesses to keep an eye on neighboring businesses as well as their own and report suspicious activity. But the Business Outreach program has additional features, too, including free training:
Tips on catching criminals in the act
How to provide timely, effective information to the police
Alerts and information regarding neighborhood crime issues
Information geared to your business on crime prevention and detection for crimes such as shoplifting, fraud and use of high-tech security equipment
Developing and maintaining a cooperative crime-alert business network
Availability of up-to-date educational law enforcement resources, such as disaster preparedness and security issues