Police teach residents about crime prevention
— reported by the Pasadena Citizen
The Pasadena Community Services Division provided instruction to about 18 participants, who are enrolled in the Crime Watch program.
During the first night of the course, participants learned about the crime prevention and how it have evolved since 1748 when Henry Fielding suggested taking steps to prevent future crime in addition to responding to acts of crime after they happened.
In order to prevent crime it takes more than a strong police force; the community must also participate with police, both by reporting suspicious activity and helping to remove areas where crime will flourish.
Most people know to call 911; however that is only for life-threatening cases. Witnesses who see suspicious activity are encouraged to call the non-emergency number at (713) 477-1221.
The class, which is being put on by the Neighborhood Network and the Pasadena Police Department, is scheduled to continue for the next two Mondays.
The instructors are hoping to have at least two more classes before August. The classes are free to the public and are open to residents and business owners of Pasadena.
For more information about future classes call the Community Service Division at (713) 920-1655.