Training held for Neighborhood Watch
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
May 02, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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<i>Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record<p> Tom Kell (above), a neighborhood watch coordinator for Trigg County, showed members of the audience some Neighborhood Watch stickers that can be put on a home.</i>
At least 100 people from the Canton area converged on the East Golden Pond Fire Department Thursday evening for a Neighborhood Watch training session.

Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam said they “got the ball rolling” on one Neighborhood Watch group that night, and he looks forward to people in other parts of the county quickly following suit. He said further that the Canton group will be certified by the National Sheriff’s Office Association.

“We want as many groups as we can get. We want to have all of Trigg County certified,” said Burnam.

Dan Nicholson and Frank Brown of the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council were on hand to talk about neighborhood watches, as was Detective Captain Chris Miller of the Christian County Sheriff’s Department. Miller is a certified Neighborhood Watch trainer and is the CCSD’s Neighborhood Watch Law Enforcement Liaison.

Burnam said the neighborhood watch group in Sanford, Fla., where George Zimmerman reportedly shot Trayvon Martin, was not accredited by the NSOA. He reiterated that neighborhood watch groups are there to gather information, contact law enforcement and stay out of harm’s way.

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