Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Countywide Neighborhood Watch Meeting Thursday

Members of all Collier County Neighborhood Watch groups are invited to the monthly Neighborhood Watch meeting.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Professional Development Center, 615 3rd Avenue S.

This month’s speaker will be Lt. George Welch, coordinator of CCSO’s Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT). This program is a 40-hour course that teaches local law enforcement how to identify people with mental illness, communicate with them and connect them with resources they need.

Countywide Neighborhood Watch meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month. For more information on the meetings, or to establish and Neighborhood Watch in your community, contact Cpl. Ray Erickson of the Crime Prevention Unit at 239-793-9182.