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ECSO Neighborhood Watch Academy hopes to cut out crime

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Law enforcement relies on neighborhood watch groups to help them prevent crimes.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) will provide extensive training for volunteers at their Neighborhood Watch Academy on Tuesday, July 18.

"Neighborhood Watch gives the deputies calls for service, accurate information, so they can catch the bad guy maybe before something happens," explained coordinator David Craig.

Craig also said that ECSO's Neighborhood Watch Academy is unique in the country. He said it starts with the well-known phrase "see something, say something."

"Do you really know what you're seeing when you see it or what to say when you call? How to get an effective response from the police, so Neighborhood Watch Academy helps people get the most out of the agency they're working with," Craig explained.

The July Academy session is already full, but you can register now for the September session by clicking here.

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