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Crime Watch program Saturday

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 10, 2011 1:46 PM

Anyone interested in starting a neighborhood Crime Watch in any Wayne County community can learn how Saturday.

A program at Madison Avenue Baptist Church will feature entertainment and refreshments as well as information from Goldsboro police officials on how to begin a neighborhood watch. The Sheriff's Office will also be represented.

The program will start at 10:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.

The Rev. Dr. Bob Fulkerson, pastor at Madison Avenue, said Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will be a co-sponsor of the event. It will include music by vocalists Alden Pridgen and Sherry Aycock and musicians from Goldsboro Chapel.

Goldsboro police Cpl. Marissa Davis will discuss neighborhood crime watches and how they work.

Law enforcement agencies promote the watches to enlist citizens' participation with police to reduce crime in their communities. Neighbors are encouraged to get to know each other and are trained to recognize and report supicious activities.

The first steps toward forming a neighborhood watch can be taken at the event. This is the second year that Fulkerson has organized such a program. He is the Goldsboro Police Department's chaplain. The pastor of Goldsboro Chapel, the Rev. James R. Collins, will also be on the program.