Some areas, especially the older areas of Rio Rancho, are being infiltrated with gangs or drug activity. Chuck has seen this first-hand in his own neighborhood. It is important for all of us to speak up if we see suspicious activity, and get to know our neighbors. The Rio Rancho Police Department recommends USAonwatch.org as a valuable source for information and instructions on how to set up an effective neighborhood watch. This will help you get the tools you need to establish any level of neighborhood watch.
While your neighborhood watch group is responsible for purchasing any signs, you will need to contact the City to find out where it is appropriate to place the signs. Additionally, you will want to contact the police department to inform them of your new neighborhood watch group, and you can invite them to speak with your group to give advice or answer additional questions you may have specific to our city.