Neighborhood watch and crimestoppers are two ways for every citizen to actively fight crime. Law enforcement from
"We're serving notices to criminals that
Carswell addressed around one hundred people at city hall joining law enforcement for the national night out, an effort to combat crime with citizen involvement.
"We are all on the same team as we try to make each neighborhood in our city, a safe neighborhood," said Macon Mayor, Robert Reichert.
The national night out initiative started in 1984 and last year 37 million people participated in taking their streets back from...
"Thugs, hoodlums, and people who don't deserve to be out on our streets," said Bibb County Sheriff, Jerry Modena.
The program brings awareness to neighborhood watch groups and supplies citizens an opportunity to meet city and county law enforcement.
"We are all ambassadors to the community. We represent this community everyday, all day," said Fire Chief Marvin Riggins of Macon-Bibb Fire Department.
After the rally at city hall, citizens and law enforcement enjoyed cookouts and street parties held throughout
"I think it's wonderful and it's a great thing to have. We just love the neighborhood and enjoying everyone and being able to watch out for one another," said Mary Harris of
"I think neighborhood watch is a really good program because that way you know that you have people that are looking out for suspicious things in your area," said James Amos of Warner Robins.
At National Night out, law enforcement sent a clear message to the middle
"Good night to crime and good morning to a stronger and safer