Organizers from the new Riverton Community Watch group offered an update on their recent activities during a meeting of the Riverton City Council this week.
There are now six community watch neighborhoods in Riverton, organizer Carol Harper said, and local business owners are working to develop their own version of the program.
“It’s growing,” she told the council.
Resources are available on the RCW website for anyone interested in starting their own neighborhood watch, Harper said, inviting people to attend the group’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be posted on the RCW website and Facebook page, Harper said.
The Facebook group is private, she noted, “so that people can be confidential about their neighborhood.”
“Just ask to join,” she said.
Riverton Mayor Tim Hancock submitted his request to join the Facebook group during the discussion.
‘It’s a battle’
Organizer Greg Tallabas, who has been recruiting volunteers to paint over graffiti in town, emphasized the importance of support from the mayor and council to “help us keep moving on this” community watch effort.
“It’s a battle – but it’s good,” Tallabas said. “We really want to go forward (and) get out there and meet our neighbors, to work hard to make our community the awesome community that it is.
“It’s not easy, but we’re going to keep grinding, (and we’ll) be looking for your help.”
“That’s good,” Hancock replied. “Feel free to call me. … That’s what I’m here for. I appreciate your help.”