In the Benson Gardens Neighborhood, neighbors held a block party Saturday night to promote crime prevention and community connections.
The Cole Creek Citizen Patrol has made efforts over the past year to fight crime in the area. One of those includes creating a neighborhood watch program. Now, community leaders are hoping the awareness grows.
"It's just a great way when you see something that is out of place, you are real comfortable, you can text them or call them up and say hey do you know that car? What is going on? If they don't, real quick about calling the police around here, word gets out that if you are in the neighborhood and you are not supposed to be here,” Rich Eaton, Vice President of the Benson Gardens Neighborhood Association said.
The Benson Garden Neighborhood Association is also on various social media platforms, they encourage neighbors to join.