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Neighborhood Watch stops crime

We think Moss Point Police Chief Sheila Smallman has the right idea on how to curb crime in her city. The chief wants to see more neighborhood watch groups. This comes after more than 30 homes have recently been burglarized in Moss Point.

We think every city on the coast should strive to have as many neighborhood watch groups as possible because they help stop crime. Chief Smallman says that her city does not have enough police officers to patrol every block of the city every minute of the day. No doubt this is true throughout South Mississippi.

The only way for all of us to make sure our neighborhoods are safe is for each of us to get involved. If we watch out for our neighbors and they watch out for us, we will have a much safer place to live.

It is easy to organize a neighbor watch group. All you have to do is to call your local police department for help in getting started.

Chief Smallman sums it up this way, "Our home should be a peaceful place and you don't want someone to come in and take what you work so hard for through the years to get."

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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