Georgetown plans new neighborhood watch program

The Georgetown Police Department is launching a new comprehensive crime watch program, according to a statement released by the department.

The city has been split into 11 neighborhood watch zones, which include commercial and residential districts. A police officer has been assigned to each zone.

In addition the department will begin to host a quarterly neighborhood watch meeting starting in April. The meetings will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Police have started collecting data on incidents by zone, and officers will be able to brief residents on specific crimes happening in their neighborhoods.

The location and dates of the meetings will be publicized on the city's radio station 105.7 FM weekly and on the city's Web site.

For more information, contact Investigator Glenn Kufen at 545-4300.