The Kingston City Police Department is excited to announce four new programs to better serve the citizens of Kingston and make the city of Kingston an even safer community. The Four new programs are separate but will effectively work in conjunction with each other to promote the community policing concept. The Elder Watch, Business Watch, Church Watch and Neighborhood Watch programs will be implemented in the upcoming months. All four programs will increase communication and promote citizen participation resulting in a reduction of crime and violence within the city of Kingston.
The Neighborhood Watch enlists the active participation of the citizens of Kingston to work together with the Kingston City Police Department to reduce, detect, solve and prevent crime. The Neighborhood Watch program will increase communication between citizens and law enforcement by use of regular meetings, social media, e-mail ad crime tip line.
The Church Watch program is to ensure that places of worship within our community are protected from crime and violence. Local churches working in conjunction with the Kingston City Police Department will ensure security and prevent crime. Our local churches will be very helpful in identifying participants for the Elder Watch program.
The Elder Watch program was developed to ensure that senior citizens within our community are checked on a regular basis for those that do not have friends or family members visiting them on a regular basis to ensure their welfare. The Elder Watch program has three different programs available and can be custom suited to each participant as needed.
THE BUSINESS WATCH
The Business Watch program enlist the active participation of local businesses to prevent and deter crime at our local businesses. The Kingston City Police Department will offer a security analysis to prevent crime.