Community Concerns Over Recent Criminal Activity Prompt Interest In Neighborhood Watch Programs

Fear, anger, and sympathy have gripped many of us in the last week since the murder of Robert Ernst caught most of us off-guard here in Sheridan. Nearly 75 people attended a meeting this week to learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program and how we can implement the idea in our community. Sheridan Police Chief Mike Card says the Watch usually accomplishes more than just crime prevention.

Out of that meeting four different neighborhood groups were formed. Card says whether or not the groups follow through and actually create individual neighborhood watches is up to them. The police department is willing to offer support and education to any area that would like to form a watch. Interested parties can call the non-emergency police number and ask to speak to the watch commander. We’ll post that number on our website at


Now HERE is something positive over this mess, lets clean up our town.

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