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The Neighborhood Watch Program is designed to assist community members of Bloomington in enhancing neighborhood security. This program helps to heighten power of observation and encourages mutual assistance among neighbors and the police.

The days of the older neighborhood when everyone knew everyone on the block or in the addition have changed. Today, especially within the Bloomington community, neighborhoods tend to be highly transient and growing. People seek more privacy during their home time and this causes a feeling of unfamiliarity with neighbors. This unfamiliarity often enhances the opportunity for any criminal element and increases community vulnerability to criminal activity.

There is a two-part Neighborhood Watch Program brochure that can be downloaded by clicking on the subjects below.

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A copy of the brochure can also be obtained by contacting the Bloomington Police Department via telephone at (812) 339-4477.

Bloomington Police Department officers offer their time and talent to educate as well as protect. A well-informed public is a valuable resource for law enforcement, and educating the public about the police and the community helps in reducing the fear of crime. Officers may be available upon advance notice to speak at public and private seminars and classes. Topics can include information concerning what the police do and how they do it, crime prevention and safety information, and gang and drug awareness.