WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19)- Residents of West Chester enjoy several beautiful park facilities and are now being recruited to serve as the extra eyes and ears of the Police and Community Services departments to ensure that they remain assets for all to enjoy.
The Park Watch program in West Chester will be operated much like a Block or Neighborhood Watch. All residents are encouraged to be alert to issues in the parks and report them. Additional volunteers interested in taking a more active role will receive training to be part of a more structured Park Watch.
"The Park Watch program is designed to encourage volunteers to monitor and report activity in our parks that may be in violation of park rules, suspicious, and/or potentially dangerous," said West Chester Police Chief Erik Niehaus. "We do not want civilians to take matters into their own hands.