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My Neighborhood Watch Program

Guest post written by my buddy Jimmy Hufford.

Is my neighborhood watch program effective? If I were to sit down and really think about it, I would have to say yes. I mean, although I try not to think of crime, I know that it's a part of life that you can't really ignore.
There are various signs posted all over the neighborhood that lets people who might be thinking of causing chaos know that they won't get away with it. I have never seen anybody suspicious walking around at night, either. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the police station is only a few miles down the road.

Besides the watch, I make sure to do things at home to ensure that I don't run into trouble. All the doors and windows are locked, only opened for short periods during daylight. I don't answer the door unless I am expecting someone, and ask others in the house to do the same. The curtains are also closed at night, so nobody could get a look at the things I own. I also had a home free alarm system installed. Overall, it's a pretty safe bet that I can rest easy at night.

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