Swale Ridge now a Neighborhood Watch site

The Swale Ridge neighborhood, the subdivision to the west of Creswell High School, is now deemed a Neighborhood Watch site, encouraging citizen involvement in preventing residential crime, Swale Ridge resident Linda Warner told The Chronicle. Any neighbors who want to make their neighborhood safer can form a Neighborhood Watch group, where groups meet periodically to get to know their neighbors and communicate crime prevention information, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. Neighbors benefit by getting to know each other, forming strong community relationships and helping neighbors learn what is “normal” and what isn’t in their neighborhood.  Groups sometimes have specific goals, such as to reduce vehicle theft, or they may have general goals such as to reduce neighborhood crime of all types.  For more information about forming a Neighborhood Watch site, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 or Creswell Library at 541-895-3053.