The Village of Pinehurst Community Watch Program is a volunteer initiative that creates a deterrent to criminal activity through observation, communication, education, and team work with the assistance of the community. As a result, the Pinehurst Community Watch Program is a force multiplier to the Pinehurst Police Department by providing additional eyes and ears for detecting and reporting suspicious and criminal activity. The Village is always recruiting residents and businesses to get involved in this initiative to help make and keep Pinehurst the safest community in the state of North Carolina.
All residents and businesses are encouraged to get involved in the program as safety ambassadors. A name and email address is the only requirement for participation, as this is the primary means of communication for the program. Once registered, residents and businesses will receive periodic emails with pertinent and statistical information regarding criminal activity, as well as safety and security tips they can implement for their own personal use. The program does not have law enforcement capabilities or police powers but rather operates under the premise of “see something, say something”.
Pinehurst Community Watch Liaison, Investigator Lee Gatling, is available to address neighborhood associations, community organizations, and the business community in an effort to increase public safety awareness.