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Community Watch Program

Basic Crime Prevention

Practice crime safety measures that eliminate opportunities for criminals. Encourage others to join in crime prevention efforts. Aid others when they become victims of crime. Work for a better and safer neighborhood through protecting and honoring the rights of others.  

Important: The purpose of a community watch is to help the police do their jobs.  Do not be a vigilante.  

 

Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency

Learn skills to prepare for man-made and natural disasters. Local, state and the federal government do a lot to prepare for disasters, but neighbors need to be ready to care for each other.

 

Build a Stronger Community

In our fast-paced world, we don’t spend enough time learning about our neighbors.  Watch groups give community members a reason to get together and talk about making their community a better place.  Neighborhood Watch activities are a fun way for community members to get to know each other while making a difference.

Meetings

Neighbors: Please Attend
Barrett Township Supervisor Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the Month - 5:30pm
4th Wednesday of the Month - 8:00am

Suggestion: Arrive 15 Minutes Early
Sunshine Flooring (Next to Lewis')
Route 390 and Oak Lane, Cresco

Note:
We do not have a formal "Community Watch" meeting schedule.  By showing up 15 minutes early, it allows neighbors to "meet and greet" before going into the Supervisor meeting.  They may also decide to skip the supervisor meeting and hold their own informal meeting.  

 

FRS Radios

FRS Radios can be used instead of standard communication methods in the event that power or cell towers go out

  • Be sure to turn off the "channel privacy" feature for open communication
  • There is no "emergency channel" designation with FRS radios, so let's plan on using Channel 7 for emergency communication.  You are encouraged to use other channels for personal chatter. 
  • HAM (Amateur), CB, and other radios can also be used, but check for licensing requirements
  • Compared to a traditional phone chain, FRS radios can "call" multiple people at one time for assistance.  Texting is always nice, but you can't hear a person's voice through a text to help confirm validity. 

Further Reading:
Monroe County Emergency Radio Frequencies

Blending in for Survival

Be The Gray Man, by M.F.
Blending In for Survival

One of the lesser-discussed survival topics, even among preppers, is the eventual need to go out into what’s left of the world after the fan turns brown. Most preppers focus on making preparations to survive the onslaught of unforeseeable calamities that are more than likely heading our way in the near future. While none of us can say for sure what exactly will happen to bring on a survival situation, we are all pretty sure that something wicked this way comes. Even non-preppers can “feel” that something is wrong. It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out that the world has changed drastically in the last 15 years or so. The evidence is all around us…

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Further Reading

Please send your feedback to editor@barrettcommunity.com if you would like to participate in the community watch, have experience, or other contributions.  You can also use this feedback form.

 

PA Second Class Township Code: Section 1913.  Auxiliary Police.
--The board of supervisors may confirm persons to serve as auxiliary police officers under the act of January 14, 1952 (1951 P.L.2016, No.561), entitled "An act providing for supplementing the police forces of cities, boroughs, towns and townships, for the appointment, powers and control of auxiliary police therein, and for the transfer during disasters and emergencies of such auxiliary police, members of the regular police forces, and police equipment thereof."

 

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