Adams Woman Organizing Neighborhood Watch In Village
For Adams resident Jenny Watkins, it comes down to the safety of her children.
"I want this neighborhood to be a safe place to raise them," she said.
But Watkins says she feels Adams is not as safe as it used to be.
So she decided to begin a neighborhood watch group.
For most people, Adams doesn't come to mind as a hotbed for criminal activity.
But some people who have lived there a long time say it's not as safe as it used to be.
In January, two suspected drug dealers were arrested at Sheffield Apartments after police found 28 bags of heroin.
Incidents like that have community members concerned.
"You don't really necessarily want to let your kids run the street like when I was a kid," said Cindy Nichols, who lives in the village.
Even people who say Adams is still a safe place to live like the idea of a neighborhood watch.
"I think keep an eye on things, stuff like that," said Rodney Mooney, who lives in Adams.
Watkins says the idea is for community members to simply keep an eye out for suspicious behavior and report it to police.
"It does take a whole village and a whole community to get something like this to work," said Watkins.
If you want to get involved, the first neighborhood watch meeting is next Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the village municipal building.