​​​   Dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community and celebrating progress together  

​​Ideal Beach Community Association

Can't make the meeting?  No problem!  Contact the IBCANW Coordinator at nwibca@idealbeach.org for news, updates and to find out ways that you can support our efforts!  Also, you can follow our Facebook page to find out more (click the blue button above) and follow IBCA Neighborhood Watch on Twitter! 

 What is the IBCANW?


Welcome! This a public page to share news, events and updates on what the Ideal Beach Community Neighborhood Watch is doing. The Neighborhood Watch is organized and administered by the Ideal Beach Community Association.  Its purpose is to educate community members, deter and prevent crime, and build a stronger community.  


What does the IBCANW Do?


There are many roles, responsibilities and activities that compose the IBCANW.  Many people believe that in order to help out with a neighborhood watch that they have to donate large amounts of time to walk around the neighborhood.  The Watch itself, which is the role of being present in the community in various ways, is only one part of what a neighborhood watch does.  Yes, we do need folks who can be out and about at different times.  However, there are many other ways to participate and keep the community safe.  Our Facebook page and Group allows us to communicate faster than ever and provide a virtual neighborhood watch that can function twenty-four hours per day.  Monthly meetings allow us to collaborate in real time with law enforcement and first responders while being able to identify critical safety and security needs of the community.  There is also a need for Block Captains to disseminate important information and a volunteer committee which serves as the administration to the neighborhood watch itself.  We research, share and learn about the best practices and tools in order to maximize our experience in our beautiful community.  Activities include IBCA activities but also specific community building events such as Trunk or Treats and child safety programs.  So, come out or reach out and find out how you can help your community today!  

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Safety Tip of the Month for April

Opportunistic crime is the biggest issue that we need to deter and prevent in our community.  This is mostly due to the opioid/prescription medication epidemic that is gripping our nation.  With that said, one effective strategy to take your home off the radar for opportunistic people is to close your blinds/curtains when you are not home.  Many of us have heard of house "casing" that involves opportunistic thieves planning which houses/apartments to invade by watching and marking.  Another element of "casing" involves house mapping.  This is when a potential intruder will wait until he/she thinks a home is unoccupied and then utilize clear lines of sight through various windows in order to map the potential victim's home.  This allows them to enter the home, take the valuables quickly, get to where they want to go without delay, and then get out with multiple exit plans.  This information may be used much later, like other casing information, or even shared/sold to other opportunistic people.  

Next meeting will follow IBCA Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 8th

7:00 PM - TKCC

See Something, Say Something!  

MTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 732-615-3277

MTPD Main Number: 732-615-2100

Emergencies: 911

​​https://www.nnw.org/ - National Neighborhood Watch Website


http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=55260 - NJ State Police Sex Offender Search Engine 


​​http://www.njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/megans-law.shtml - Megan's Law information from NJ State Police


​​https://www.amberalert.gov/ - ​Amber Alert Information from U.S. Department of Justice


http://codeadam.missingkids.org/Code Adam Information (Missing and Exploited Children)



MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP INFORMATION AND SERVICES


https://www.ecode360.com/MI1386 - Middletown Township Ordinances (Local Laws)


https://www.middletownnj.org/224/Police-Department - Middletown Township Police Department


https://www.middletownnj.org/427/House-Check-Program - Middletown Police Department House Check Program



​SUPPORT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION


http://reachnj.gov/ - NJ Facing Addiction Task Force Resources


https://www.visitmonmouth.com/documents/41/DrugAbuseGuideWeb1-30-09.pdf ​- QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE SERVICES IN MONMOUTH COUNTY 


https://www.visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=2071 - Monmouth County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services


https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 


https://americanaddictioncenters.org/alcoholism-treatment/support/ - American Addiction Centers


http://www.addicted.org/directory/category/monmouth-county.html - Search Engine for Treatment Centers, Services, Resources, Payment Support and Other Information Related to Recovery in New Jersey


https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/treatment-rehab/nj/monmouth-county - Highlighted Treatment Centers in Monmouth County



GOING OUT OF TOWN? GOING ON VACATION?


​​https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/ - United States Postal Service HOLD MAIL SERVICE


​​https://www.middletownnj.org/427/House-Check-Program - Middletown Police Department House Check Program


http://www.hobbr.com/burglary-prevention-products/ - Article about burglary prevention prevention products that deter and prevent!



IBCANW MEETING FILES


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Z_dCNy-YdpT_nIHC9F1j8U5NOaa3x7tJFjq7hj0Zl6o/edit?usp=sharing - First IBCANW Meeting Presentation 02/13/18!