Neighborhood Watch Charter
Name of the Organization:
The name of the organization shall be “The College Mound Neighborhood Watch”.
Purpose and Goal: The College Mound Neighborhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program where neighbors watch out for neighbors by reporting any suspicious activity to each other and to the County Sheriff’s Department. The overarching goal of the Neighborhood Watch is to bring neighbors together with local law enforcement to promote a safe, friendly and watchful community.
The neighborhood watch meets at Calvary Fellowship Church located at 11405 CR 123 Kaufman TX. 75142. Watch meetings are open to the public and take place the second Thursday evening of each new quarter. Meeting times may be changed as needed. Agendas are updated as needed.
The purpose of the meetings: To increase community safety awareness by sharing information related to crime and crime prevention.
Operation: The meetings will be conducted in an orderly fashion. Being led by the Chair, Assistant Chair, or Secretary. Roberts Rules of Order will be used when voting.
Financial: The Neighborhood Watch will not collect any funds, fees, incur any debts, or maintain any bank accounts, nor shall anyone be permitted to do so in the name of The College Mound Neighborhood Watch.
The first meeting in January of each year the present participants will elect by at least a 51% vote those candidates interested in serving in the capacity of the role of Chair, Assistant Chair, Secretary and Block Captains.
The neighborhood watch will have the following volunteer leaderships.
Works to sustain and expand the program; maintains current list of participants, obtains crime prevention materials, coordinates with the Sheriff’s Office and other outside partners. Works with the Secretary to schedule meetings, public announcements, and plan events.
Works to support the program by organizing events, scheduling meetings, developing handouts, updating the website with the latest information. Other duties: Keeps records of meetings, votes, and recommendations.
3. Block Captains
Works to develop community in their area, encourages fellow neighbors to participate in the neighborhood watch. Acts a key contact in their area.
Amending the Charter
This Charter may be amended bi-annually during January’s and July’s meetings. Any amendment being suggested for vote must be presented and placed on a ballot during the previous quarterly meeting so that all neighborhood watch participants have ample time to consider.
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