KILLEEN - Killeen Councilmember Shirley Fleming hit the streets with flyers Monday afternoon, hoping to encourage people to take part in her neighborhood crime watch captains training.
It's a program Fleming has overseen for several years, and she hopes to take it to the next level with more trainings and volunteers.
"If everyone gets involved then we can uplift the entire city, and I think we'll run some of the bad guys out of Killeen," Fleming said.
KPD's Crime Prevention Coordinator Tammy Moseley will also assist in the training. Participants will learn how to address crime in their area, what to do if a criminal is spotted on their street and how to look out for their home and neighbors.
"The neighborhood watch is our best crime fighting tool," Moseley said. "It gets law enforcement and the citizens in a cooperative manner to keep the neighborhood and community safe."
Many are hopeful it will help keep the city on the right track.
"We need the community of Killeen to get involved," Fleming said. "It's vitally important that we all get involved."
The free training will take place on Jan. 25 at the Killeen Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.
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