April 12, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Neighborhood Watch Training Success

As of 03/20/2012, 180 citizens have attended the Neighborhood Watch training sessions sponsored by the Springfield Police Department and another 35 citizens have also completed the advanced version of the program.

The training sessions were launched in December of 2011, and focused on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The training sessions are provided to the citizens of Springfield free of charge, and the SPD encourages all citizens to attend. Those interested can contact the SPD Crime Prevention Unit at 417-874-2113, or by the SPD web site at http://www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/GeneralInfo/NeighborhoodWatch/whatis.html.

The SPD has received a tremendous response for the program. Seating is limited, so please contact the SPD and become part of…The Watch!

Media Contact: Cpl Matt Brown 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Kirk Manlove

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd