West Burlington will be watching…
The “Neighborhood Watch” program appears to be a hot-ticket in West Burlington these days.
City police held a get acquainted meeting Tuesday night and coordinator Ringo Covert says 18 people turned out. West Burlington Chief Frank Newberry says the information officers now post on their website as it happens, gives the public more information more quickly.
“if they see something happen but they’re not really sure, that’s the reason we put up crime reports on our website. So the minute an instant report is created, a citizen can get on and if it’s in their neighborhood, they can see that something happened.”
It should result in more tips as crimes are being committed.