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New neighborhood watch meets in East Albany

Dozens of residents held their first meeting at the East Albany Police Precinct. (Source: WALB) Dozens of residents held their first meeting at the East Albany Police Precinct. (Source: WALB)
County Commissioner Anthony Jones (Source: WALB) County Commissioner Anthony Jones (Source: WALB)
Neighborhood Watch Captain Bertha McDonald (Source: WALB) Neighborhood Watch Captain Bertha McDonald (Source: WALB)
The neighborhood watch group would cover the 2500 block of Marianne. (Source: WALB) The neighborhood watch group would cover the 2500 block of Marianne. (Source: WALB)
The neighborhood watch group would cover the 2500 block of Brierwood (Source: WALB) The neighborhood watch group would cover the 2500 block of Brierwood (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new neighborhood watch hit the ground running on Monday night.

Dozens of residents held their first meeting at the East Albany Police Precinct.

The neighborhood watch group would cover the 2500 blocks of Brierwood and Marianne, and would work together with law enforcement to make the community safer.

The group plans to meet quarterly to discuss gangs and drugs.

County Commissioner Anthony Jones prompted its development after a series of home break-ins over the summer.

Jones said he's already seen some progress.

"It looks like things have gone, and kind of settled down a little bit there. We got the holidays coming up so things could pick up. Hopefully it won't but if it does pick up we have neighborhood watches in place," said Jones.

"It feels so good. This is something I've been wanting for the longest and to have the ones that showed up tonight, it is really positive," said Neighborhood Watch Captain Bertha McDonald.

There will be another neighborhood watch meeting for South County Line Road at Cornerstone Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Commissioner Jones said he hopes to have neighborhood watches on every street in his district by the end of the year.

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