Neighborhood watch patrols to resume in Waterloo
|By Tim Jamison, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Director of Safety Services
"It does help," he said. "We didn't get anything major called in when we had it before but it helped with a lot of the annoying (issues) in the neighborhood."
The city will supply the vehicle, insurance and maintenance while the neighborhood associations will supply the fuel and a driver.
Volunteers will be vetted and trained by the police department to call in concerns but not to take any action. The patrol volunteer will have a cellular phone but will not be allowed to carry a firearm, Trelka said.
The original pilot program was funded with
"I have gotten calls from the Walnut and Roosevelt neighborhoods," he said.
With multiple neighborhood associations showing interest, the
While the program creates some additional liability for the city, staff worked with the
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