The Roswell Neighborhood Watch program is funded by the city and works within the police department, as well as working with the fire department and at times other city departments to provide education and information regarding crime prevention and safety enhancement.
The most effective Neighborhood Watch groups meet regularly to discuss issues in the area and hear from police, fire and other experts regarding crime-prevention and safety topics. The program teaches people how to keep themselves and each other safe.
Anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch group, setting up a presentation on crime prevention or safety practices, or taking advantage of other information and services the organization offers can call Richard Lucero at 624-6770 ext. 118, or stop by the office in the Roswell Police Department at 128 W. Second St.
Richard is a Roswell native and a former Roswell Police Department commander who retired from the force in 2001 after a career that spanned 22 years. In addition to advising Neighborhood Watch programs, Richard serves as the Alarms Administrator for the Roswell Police Department.