Watch out: This meeting will be larger.
Welcoming all residents across the city, Myrtle Beach will have a City-Wide Neighborhood Watch Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chamber, Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 Oak St., at Mr. Joe White Avenue.
Usually, the various neighborhood watch groups each convene on their own every month, with Pete Woods, the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Pete Woods, but they all will converge once for May on this grander scale, a city convention of sorts.
For 21/2 years in his coordinating role, Woods has fed off the enthusiasm from city residents who want to help make their residential developments safer and learn ways to increase awareness to improve everyone’s safety. Whether it’s taking home tips to combat identity theft, help police to report any suspicious activities or individuals, or ensuring a family plan for a fire escape or steps to prepare for a hurricane evacuation, Woods wants to spread the word on education.
It all ties back to crime prevention and awareness ... of the criminals and people being ahead of the game, and not be just 911 responses.