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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 February
"Puffers" are cars that are left running without supervision. Puffers usually pop up more in winter time when people warm up their cars in the early morning before they leave for work. Thieves appreciate people doing this because they know the cars are 1. probably unlocked 2. easy to steal 3. easy to pilfer and/or 4. easy to car jack! Besides also wasting a lot of gas you should avoid leaving puffers out for opportunistic thieves to find unattended. If you truly wish to warm up your vehicle in advance there are ways and systems to do so while leaving the car locked. For example, many auto starters will allow you to start your car while leaving the vehicle locked.
See Something, Say Something!
MTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 732-615-3277
Dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community and celebrating progress together
Can't make the meeting? No problem! Contact the IBCANW Coordinator at email@example.com 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!
https://www.nnw.org/ - National Neighborhood Watch Website
https://www.middletownnj.org/224/Police-Department - Middletown Police Department 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)
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