Last Added: 7/16/2013 11:12 AM
Northampton Township Complex
55 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: (215) 357-6800
Fax: (215) 357-1251
Northampton Township Police
50 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954
Non-Emergency: (215) 357-8700
Business Only: (215) 322-6111
Citizens Working Together to Solve Concerns and Issues Affecting the Quality of Life in their Neighborhood!
To answer that question you must first ask yourself several preliminary questions.
If You Answered "YES" To Any Of The Above Questions, Then A Town Watch Is For You!
The primary goal of a Town Watch group is to bring the members of that neighborhood or sector of the township together to work in concert to solve concerns and problems in that neighborhood and ultimately the entire Township.
The Members of the Town Watch will work with a police department liaison to exchange information and develop programs for their specific group and area.
A Group Captain would need to be selected for the group. The Group Captain will coordinate meetings and other events with the members of the group and the police department liaison.
The group may decide that their meetings should be formal or informal. Remember, the purpose of the group is to improve and/or maintain the quality of life in your area.
Many groups utilize their meetings as a great time to meet new neighbors and/or reaffirm established friendships.
Remember, Quality of Life issues mean more than just addressing perceived crime issues.
Discuss the idea of forming a town watch with your family.
If everyone agrees it would be a good idea, then discuss it with your neighbors to see if there is any interest in your neighborhood or professional - commercial - business community.
If there is interest, then decide to hold a preliminary meeting with the initial parties interested and the police department liaison.
Contact the Police Department at 215-322-6111 and ask to speak with or leave a message for the Operations Lieutenant. The Lieutenant will put you in contact with the police department liaison for Town Watch groups.
When contacted by the Liaison, finalize your initial meeting and the officer will help to get your group up and running.
The short answer is No! The police department liaison will discuss a number of community policing methods that work with you. Your group and your resources will determine your degree of participation, but sound common sense and the Law will govern your actions.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT RECOMMEND OR ENDORSE THE CARRYING OF FIREARMS OR OTHER WEAPONS BY MEMBERS OF TOWN WATCH GROUPS WHILE ON TOWN WATCH PATROL OR DURING ANY OTHER TOWN WATCH ACTIVITIES.
For more information, please contact the Northampton Township Police Department.
Visit the Documents & Forms page and download the Introduction to Town Watch Brochure.