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City Manager's Report: Keeping Our Neighborhoods Safe, Together
by Robby Hammond, Interim City Manager
Getting to know your neighbors is the first step to reduce crime.
Our community is safer when everyone works together. Connecting neighborhoods with Hillsboro's emergency responders strengthens our City and our relationships with each other.
During the annual "National Night Out" on the first Tuesday in August, community members around the country meet their neighbors and emergency responders at neighborhood parties.
To celebrate this year's event, City of Hillsboro Police and Fire & Rescue Departments' "party patrols" visited 17 neighborhood gatherings around the City, connecting with residents and listening to their concerns. Best of all, the parties sparked relationships that can help keep neighborhoods safe.
Neighborhood Watch unites diverse neighbors to address concerns and help prevent crime all year round. And all that's required for Neighborhood Watch is neighbors who care.
The basics of Neighborhood Watch:
Be neighborly — get to know and look out for each other.
Be alert to your surroundings.
Remove opportunities for crime — make it hard for criminals to target your area.