Through the years citizens have delegated more and more of their individual responsibility for self-protection to law enforcement specialists. As a result, fewer citizens now recognize their responsibility to take an active role in crime prevention and the apprehension of criminals.The information in this manual is provided to citizens of Rogers in an effort to help them take the measures necessary to reduce the possibility that they may become the victims of criminal activity.Police officers make more arrests each year, but criminal activities continue to rise. As Rogers continues to grow, we will continue to see more crime. The time has come when citizens can no longer leave their responsibility for the reduction of crime to others.The police need the eyes and ears of citizens like you, to help the police protect your property from criminals, you must get involved. To help you, your community, and the Rogers Police Department, the Neighborhood Watch program was established. No home can be protected like Fort Knox. All of the locks, bars, lights, and alarms cannot guarantee total protection. You cannot make your home, property, and self crime proof, but you can make them crime resistant.By starting or joining a Neighborhood Watch, you learn what you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim. A Neighborhood Watch is easy to start, and effective when implemented. By starting a Neighborhood Watch in your area, you are taking the first step towards making your home, your neighborhood and your community a safer place to live.The neighborhood watch manual explains this program in more detail.