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County commissioner works to get east Albany neighborhood watches

Dougherty County Police met with people who live in east Albany and east Dougherty County Thursday night to help them set up neighborhood watches. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County Police met with people who live in east Albany and east Dougherty County Thursday night to help them set up neighborhood watches. (Source: WALB)
County Commissioner Anthony Jones (Source: WALB) County Commissioner Anthony Jones (Source: WALB)
Police said that watch organizations improve cohesion in neighborhoods and help prevent crime. (Source: WALB) Police said that watch organizations improve cohesion in neighborhoods and help prevent crime. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police met with people who live in east Albany and east Dougherty County Thursday night to help them set up neighborhood watches.

Only two neighborhoods in unincorporated parts of the county have active watches.

County Commissioner Anthony Jones wants to change that.

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"What this does is it strengthens your community when you tie in the community and the police department. That's a great opportunity and a great thing to have in any community," said Jones.

Police said that watch organizations improve cohesion in neighborhoods and help prevent crime.

Commissioner Jones is planning more meetings and hopes to have new watches organized in the county by the new year.

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