Perhaps a greater awareness of thefts and burglaries in the region has spurred a greater interest in crime prevention, with officials saying membership in local neighborhood watch programs is growing by the day.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller has been instrumental in helping to organize neighborhood watch groups in communities such as Crofton and Trenton and recently spoke about those endeavors at the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council meeting.
Captain Miller says the groundwork couldn’t have been laid locally without the help of that organization, which is made up of emergency managers and volunteers with a vested interest in having safer communities.
Captain Miller says the same people volunteering for Community Emergency Response Teams, also known as CERT, are often the same ones interested in being part of a neighborhood watch.
Other communities have recently shown interest in training for their own watch programs, including Dawson Springs and parts of Trigg County.