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Start your own neighborhood watch program

Albany residents can learn about ways to keep their neighborhoods safe (Source: WALB) Albany residents can learn about ways to keep their neighborhoods safe (Source: WALB)
Kerrie Davis, City of Albany (Source: WALB) Kerrie Davis, City of Albany (Source: WALB)
Davis said several neighborhood watch programs already exist in Albany (Source: WALB) Davis said several neighborhood watch programs already exist in Albany (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

On Tuesday, Fight Albany Blight will host a community workshop for residents wanting to start their own neighborhood watch programs.

The City of Albany said Fight Albany Blight is not only focused on removing old, blighted properties. Albany's Transportation Planner Kerrie Davis said it's about bettering communities too.

"Keeping crime out of your neighborhood is a huge part of making sure blight, graffiti, and that type of thing isn't happening in your community," said Davis.

According to Davis, several watch programs are already in place, but she's heard from several residents who would like to see more.

City leaders, Albany Police, and other representatives will be at tonight's meeting to discuss the steps needed to start their own program.

Those wanting to know more should attend Tuesday's meeting.

It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mount Olive Community Outreach Center in East Albany.

The meeting is open to all city and county residents.

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