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Safety Tip of the Month for June

Do you have an electric garage door opener?  Well, I bet you never realized that the awkward cord that hangs down with the little plastic handle is the manual release for your garage door in the event the motor breaks or the power goes out.  Guess what?  Even if you realized that I bet you didn't realize that the little cord is connected to a release lever for the door allowing the door to open manually and disconnect from the motor. One last guess what...thieves know that they can get to that lever from outside your garage door (especially if you have windows in the door itself) and trip that release lever.  That's how they break into garages so easily.  Once inside your garage there is usually a plethora of tools they can use to break into your house even if you lock the inside garage door (which law enforcement recommends by the way as one extra preventative measure and deterrent).  So, it is recommended that you use a zip tie, or other wire/cord, to lock that release lever (there is usually a little hole for this purpose).  If you lock yourself out of your home you are not going to get in this way and a lock smith is going to open your door, not your garage.  If you need to use the manual opening feature you just cut the zip tie or untie the cord to unlock it.   

Can't make the meeting?  No problem!  Contact the IBCANW Coordinator at 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! 

Next meeting will follow IBCA Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 10th

7:00 PM - TKCC

The first IBCANW Event will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 and will focus on touring the community as a team and conducting a needs assessment. The purpose of which is to collect data on potential safety issues, identify problems (e.g. lack of street lighting), and develop short and long range goals for collaboration with the MTPD, EKFD, MTFAR, MTPS, and Middletown Township. It's also just a good time to come to meet your neighbors and get some exercise. Please wear comfortable walking sneakers/shoes. All are welcomed to attend from the community. The Start and End point will be MCMahon Park. Meeting time is 9:00 AM. Hope to see you there! If weather does not permit the activity will be rescheduled.

See Something, Say Something!  

MTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 732-615-3277

MTPD Main Number: 732-615-2100

Emergencies: 911

 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!  

​​ - National Neighborhood Watch Website - NJ State Police Sex Offender Search Engine 

​​ - Megan's Law information from NJ State Police

​​ - ​Amber Alert Information from U.S. Department of Justice Adam Information (Missing and Exploited Children)

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP INFORMATION AND SERVICES - Middletown Township Ordinances (Local Laws) - Middletown Township Police Department - Middletown Police Department House Check Program

​SUPPORT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION - NJ Facing Addiction Task Force Resources ​- QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE SERVICES IN MONMOUTH COUNTY - Monmouth County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - American Addiction Centers - Search Engine for Treatment Centers, Services, Resources, Payment Support and Other Information Related to Recovery in New Jersey - Highlighted Treatment Centers in Monmouth County


​​ - United States Postal Service HOLD MAIL SERVICE

​​ - Middletown Police Department House Check Program - Article about burglary prevention prevention products that deter and prevent!

IBCANW MEETING FILES - First IBCANW Meeting Presentation 02/13/18!