Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it. The benefits of Crime Prevention are the overall decline of crime rate, increased reporting rate of crimes, the increased clearance rates of crime, a more informed public, and an increased positive interaction between citizens and law enforcement. An integral part of Crime Prevention is our Neighborhood Watch Program. Periodically and as needed or requested by City of Ogdensburg residents, there will be Neighborhood Watch Meetings scheduled and announced in the local Newspapers. The following topics/issues that are discussed during the meetings are as follows:
- Updates of suspicious activity throughout the City of Ogdensburg
- Current scams, such as mail scams, internet scams, and telephone scams
- Briefing from residents on current trends in crime you see in your area
- Questions or concerns from local residents
- New member enrollments
With the volume of complaints the City of Ogdensburg Police Department receives, we would appreciate your help in deterring certain activities, as well as other types of criminal activity, from becoming a reoccurring problem in your area.
As the Neighborhood Watch Program Liaison, I am offering my services to any and all Ogdensburg City residents in your area. It would be a critical and profound adaptation to our program by organizing members and instilling the program in your area. If you or your fellow neighbors are interested in setting up a Neighborhood Watch Program, please feel free to contact me via phone or email by the contact information below. I, as well as my fellow co-workers at the City of Ogdensburg Police Department, am pleased to serve and protect you, your family, and your neighbors. Anything we can do to make your community a safer and more pleasant area to live, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Have a safe and fun Holiday Season, and I am looking forward to working with, and for you!
Any questions, concerns, or for more information, please contact:
Patrolman Danielle M. Harte
Public Information Officer
Crime Prevention Program
Neighborhood Watch Liaison
City of Ogdensburg Police Department
800 Park Street
Ogdensburg, New York 13669