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2017 NPAW Officers

Bob Spangler, Jr.

Vice President
Barry Weber

Wanda Spangler

Jeanie Walsh

Jeanie Walsh

Zone Captains

I--Jeanie Walsh, Bill Barone
II--Dwayne Fearer
III-- Kenny Chidester
IV--Wanda Spangler
V--Lisa Loughry

2015 Meeting Dates

January 22
February 27
March 26
April 23
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
December 3

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month--January through October at 6:30 PM at North Preston Senior Center.

November/December meeting is held on the first Thursday in December due to the holiday season.

Preston County Commission meets each Monday. See for agenda.

Preston County Neighborhood Watch Groups

Albright, Eyes of
Neighborhood Watch

Aurora Neighborhood Watch
meets 3rd Thursday
Aurora Fire Hall 7:00pm
(subject to change)

meets with Mountaintop

Gladesville Neighborhood Watch
meets 1st Thursday, Ebenezer Baptist Church/Gladesville Community Center at 7:00pm

Kingwood Neighborhood Watch
meets 3rd Thursday, Kingwood City Hall at 7:00pm

Mountaintop/Terra Alta Neighborhood Watch
meets 3rd Thursday at Terra Alta Town Hall at 7:00

North Preston Area Watch, Bruceton Mills meets 4th Thursday at North Preston Senior Center at 7:00pm

Southern/Tunnelton Neighborhood
meets 2nd Tuesday, Tunnelton Town Hall at 7:00pm

Upper Cheat/
Rowlesburg, Manheim, Etam and surrounding areas
meets lst Wednesday at Community/Senior Center 7:00pm

Valley District Neighborhood Watch meets 3rd Tuesday, Presbyterian Church, Arthurdale at 6:00pm.

Zone maps on Zone page!

2. Link to WV Legislature Bills (below).

3. Preston County Map on Zone page.

4. Links to WV Crime Victims Rights and Preston County Commission Websites.(below).

5. Link to the Milstein Child Safety Center website.

6. Link to Preston County Daily 911 Reports.

7. List of Calendar Year 2012 NPAW officers (to the right).

8. Link to the Eyes of Albright Neighborhood Watch!

April 2018
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We are an organization of concerned citizens of Preston County, West Virginia working together as good neighbors to help reduce crimes in our neighborhoods. Our organization proudly supports our Sheriff and Police Departments. We support them by being their "eyes and ears" when crimes occur in our area. They support us by responding appropriately to keep the criminal element out of our neighborhoods.

To Serve and Inform

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING Unusual or Suspicious
SAY SOMETHING by calling 911


Weekly Crime Report September 4, 2015
Meeting Minutes September 17, 2015, 2014
Last Updated September 27, 2016


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North Preston Area Watch

Candidate Forum

"Meet and Greet the Candidates"


When: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 7:00pm (Social Time at 6:30pm)
Where: North Preston Senior Center 13549 North Preston Highway (Located 2 miles south of Bruceton Mills)

All Candidates running for public office are invited to participate in the NPAW Candidate Forum
on October 13, 2016.

Each candidate will present a self-introduction, stating your experience/qualifications and why you are seeking the position, how you can better serve the citizens of Preston County and why we should vote for you. After each candidate has spoken, a question and answer session will follow.

Mark your calendar for the NPAW Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 13. The forum is an open-to-the-public event and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Candidates may pre-register to participate; call 304-379-8018 or email at



We are inviting our local Preston County Elected Officials as well as our District and State Officials along with business leaders. The program for this meeting will be an open-mic format and anyone who would like to express their thoughts on how they can help NPAW pursue the ambitions of NPAW are encouraged to participate. We have accomplished much during the last 8 years and with your help, we hope to pursue and accomplish even bigger and better things in the following years.

NPAW meetings are open to the public and EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

Mark Your Calendar and JOIN US on November 30.

Let us hear from you if you plan to attend and if you plan to participate.


August, 2015 NPAW Meeting

Delegate Steve Shaffer, at the August 27, 2015 NPAW meeting, discussed many issues we in the North Preston County are concerned about-- Drugs and Crimes in Preston County, our BAD, BAD Roads and our efforts to bring economic development into the area particularly a grocery store and a family style restaurant to the Bruceton/Brandonville area, and other possible businesses. Since Bruceton is ideally situated with Interstate 68 access, NPAW hopes to attract new businesses. Bruceton/Brandonville/Hazelton areas have a lot to offer including an excellent Bruceton School with an excellent teaching staff, churches of various denominations and many small service and professional businesses and a growing population. We Welcome WV Representative Steve Shaffer. NPAW is excited and pleased to have Delegate Shafer serving the North Preston Area. He was appointed earlier this year to complete the term vacated by Larry Williams. NPAW meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Please COME JOIN US and become INVOLVED!

Everyone Invited!

NPAW will meet at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the North Preston Senior Center. This is an outreach to encourage more community involvement. Please come out and join us to help keep the NPAW group successful.

Meetings are held at the North Preston Senior Center, located on Route 26, 2 miles south of Bruceton Mills.

LET US UNITE TOGETHER and bring the residents together and strive for the things that matter for the betterment and the future of the North Preston area.

The mission of the North Preston Area Watch (NPAW) is to serve and inform the citizens of the North Preston Area and Preston County. You are encourage to become involved. YOU CAN HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Let us work together to help improve all communities in the area. Everyone is always welcome.


NPAW meets on the 4th Thursday of each month unless the date conflicts with a holiday or other major event.
Meetings will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Everyone is Always Welcome to Attend NPAW meetings which are open to the public.


Email at or
Call 304-379-8018.


Check out NPAW on Facebook where posts are made regarding meetings and other pertinent information.



At a recent organizational meeting, two representatives from two different neighborhood watch groups, were chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the Preston County Crime Commission, -- President Jeanie Walsh, North Preston Area Watch and President Rodney Powell from the Terra Alta Neighborhood Watch.

Other PCCC Board Members include:
President Craig Jennings, Preston County Commission
Mel Snyder, Preston County Prosecuting Attorney
Dan Loughrie, Sheriff of Preston County
Craig DeBerry, WV State Police (Kingwood Detachment)
Mayors (or their representatives) from the municipalities in the county
Board of Education Representative
Preston Emergency Center (911 Representative)

PCCC meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:00pm in the County Commission Meeting Room, located behind the Court Annex Building. Parking available.


SHERIFF WILL HAVE A 'SATELLITE OFFICE' IN NEW BRUCETON TOWN HALL At the first meeting in the new Bruceton Town Hall Tuesday evening, October 7, it was announced that the Preston County Sheriff and the WV State Police will have office space in the town hall. For the past few years NPAW has request that a satellite office be located in the North Preston Area Watch vicinity. We thank Bruceton Mayor Cathy Smith and the Council members for approving this request. This will be a great asset for our area. It should also be noted that more law enforcement officers have been seen in and around Bruceton. Thank you Sheriff Loughrie, Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder and the Preston County Commission for working with Bruceton Mayor Smith and Council Members in making this to become a reality.


NPAW TO SPONSOR "Eagle Eyes" Youth Watch Group

Eagle Eyes Mission: Inspire our Youth to make positive decisions for positive consequences.

PURPOSE: Teach the Eagle Eyes Members about Crime Prevention and Self Protection and help our young people to be on the lookout for things that might be of the criminal element.

Our purpose is to help children to be proud of who they are and to care about themselves with a positive attitude and self esteem. This is a desirable quality for all students. Before they can help others, they should feel good about themselves. After they are confident in whom they are, they then can begin the help others.

“Eagle Eyes” programs will strive to teach each student about prevention and safety with helpful information on how to be observant of any dangerous situation they may see happening around them. Safety skills will be stressed to use at home and school and when in public places--the park, the playground or shopping at the grocery store or malls and stores and while vacationing.



Preston County Commission President Craig Jennings at a special session today of the Commission announced that there will soon be a Bruceton Mills satellite office in the Bruceton Town Hall for the Preston County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police. Bruceton Mayor Cathy Smith and Brandonville Mayor Paul Webster were present for the announcement. NPAW is excited and pleased about the future satellite office and wants to take the opportunity to commend and thank each and every county official and officer who contributed to making this decision of the satellite office possible.

It takes total involvement from a lot of people. There was representation by Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder, Sheriff Dan Loughrie and Deputies, WV State Police Craig DeBerry, School Superintendent Rick Hicks and Assistant Craig Schmidl, Bruceton School Principal, Dr. David Tupper. Clear Mountain Bank and Wesbanco Bank were also represented. As many of you know, NPAW has been very much involved in requesting better police protection for the people of the towns of Bruceton Mills and Brandonville, students and the staff at the Bruceton School and every citizen in the North Preston area.


With the bank robberies, breaking and enterings, the drug problems and drug trafficking in this area, now we know we will have better police protection against illegal drugs and criminal activity.

Jeanie Walsh, NPAW President




March 31, 2014

Contact Person: President Craig Jennings

"It's all about protection", said Preston County Commission President Craig Jennings. The County Commission, the Sheriff's Department and the Bruceton School are coming together with a plan. "We put together an immediate plan to increase police presence at the school due to the recent lockdown caused when the Wesbanco Bank was robbed last week", said Jennings. "We are all very concerned that the Bruceton School sits near I-68 and in close proximity to the bank which has fallen victim to robberies in the past year". said Jennings. That is why the commission is offering financial support and the Sheriff's Department is supplying the manpower so that uniformed officer will be around the Bruceton School especially when the students departing. Bruceton Principal Dr. David Tupper welcomed the news that the police presence at the School will be increasing. "I heard from teachers that especially our very young students were scared during the lockdown. I believe that having a uniformed officer around will provide peace of mind to staff, parents and especially students that an officer is there to protect them", said Dr. Tupper. Commissioner Vicki Cole said, "Our little ones are our most precious resource and we want them and their parents to feel safe and secure especially when the students are at school. Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie said, that Sheriff's Deputies are already patrolling the area routinely but Loughrie said this situation "calls for more". County Commissioner Dave Price said, "This plan of action that is being taken today for Bruceton School will be in place until a meeting can be held with law enforcement, bank officials, school officials and the County Commission:. The Commission plans to host the meeting in late April 2014.


DEA "Drug Take-Back" Initiative

NPAW will assist the Sheriff's Department which is partnering with the US Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. North Preston Senior Center, 13549 North Preston Hwy, Bruceton Mills, WV The Preston County Sheriff's Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency and will be conducting the collection of old, expired, no longer needed prescription medication. NPAW is assisting with this event.. This is an excellent opportunity to rid your medicine chest of any unwanted drugs and keep them out of the wrong hands.


PLEASE JOIN NPAW FOR AN EXCITING EVENING WITH BRUCETON SCHOOL STUDENTS!--Mark your calendar for March 27, 2014 at 6:30pm This event will be held at the North Preston Senior Center NPAW Essay Awards Ceremony will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 27 to honor Bruceton School students who recently participated in the NPAW sponsored Essay Contest. We are planning an exciting evening and all students, parents, grandparents and other family members are invited. There will also be other “gifts and surprises.” Please join us for an evening of fun and excitement. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 entered a total of 166 essays. Essay topics are Drug Awareness, Internet Safety and Bullying. Cash Prizes include $50 for 1st place winner, $25 for second place winner for each grade. There will also be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place essays for each class, a total of 21 awards and gift packets for each entrant. Teachers for Grade 4 are Louise Grove, Teresa Quinn and Susan Waugh; teachers for Grade 5 are Trudy Humberson, Melissa Kent and Molly Klimas; and Abby French for Grade 6 (English class). NPAW thanks Dr. David Tupper, Principal of Bruceton School, for his assistance, support and encouragement in helping to make the NPAW Essay Contest a reality.
Meeting Will be Held at the North Preston Senior Center

NPAW area citizens NEED TO UNITE and WORK TOGETHER if we want to help solve the drug problem.

You Can Help to Make a Difference.



Essays have been submitted from Bruceton School students in grades 4, 5 and 6. The 2nd Annual Essay Contest Awards will be presented at the NPAW Meeting on March 27, 2014. If you would like to help or contribute to this project, please let us know. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


PLEASE SAVE "BOX TOPS for EDUCATION" -- You will find the pink coupon on many every-day food and household products you use in your home -- With over 240 participating products, it is an easy way for schools to earn cash for things they need--from books, to field trips to playground equipment. This is another way NPAW can contribute to helping the students and teachers at Bruceton School. Each box top is worth 10 cents. Bring your coupons to the NPAW meeting.

COME, JOIN US--Let's Get Excited About Becoming Involved in the North Preston Area Watch. We want to do all we can to work with our Law Enforcement Officers and County Officials to keep Bruceton and our communities a Great Place to Live.

We need everyone to become more involved. NPAW is a community service organization and WE NEED YOUR HELP to make the North Preston Area even a better place to live, work and play!



During the Drug Take Back on Saturday, October 19, 2013 the Preston County Sheriff's Office collected 68.2 pounds of unused prescription drugs. We would like to thank the North Preston Area Watch, Tunnelton Area Watch, Terra Alta Police Department and Belldina's Pharmacy for their assistance in this endeavor. We hope these and our continued efforts make Preston County a safer place to live.

October 26, 2013--DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative. It is time to get rid of your old, unwanted, expired prescription medications. The Drug Take-Back will be held on Saturday, October 26 between the hours of 10am-2pm at the North Preston Senior Center, located on Route 26, two miles of Bruceton Mills. Preston County collected 38.8 pounds of unwanted drugs during the April, 2013 collection.


Please be reminded that if you do not yet have your proper house number sign in place, you are encouraged to do so at your earliest convenience.
You can order your sign or receive further information by calling 304-379-8018.


All meetings are held at the North Preston Senior Center. THE PUBLIC IS ALWAYS WELCOME TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS. Everyone is encouraged to get involved with this worthwhile community service.


IMPORTANT NOTICE--DRUG BOX INSTALLED AT SHERIFF'S OFFICE --Preston County Sheriff, Dan Loughrie recently installed a Drug Box in his Office in Kingwood. You can drop off your old, unwanted, expired prescription medications during regular business hours. Call 304-329-1161 for more information.



At its June 3, 2013 meeting the Preston County Commission approved an amendment to its addressing ordinance that allows the sheriff's department to give written notice to those who do not comply to posting their house address number signs. The notice will give the resident 30 days to properly post their signs or face misdemeanor charges. If you do not have your address number posted and you are still in need of a sign, you can order your sign by contacting NPAW at The signs are approved by Clark Nicklow, Addressing Coordinator for the 911 Emergency Center. Anyone can order a sign; you do not have to be an NPAW member.



The DEA Drug 'Take-Back' held in Preston County on Saturday, April 27, 2013 was a tremendous success! Preston County alone collected 38.8 pounds of unused/unwanted/expired medication. Thanks to all of you who participated and those who were able to make this happen!


From: Prevoznik, Thomas W.
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 9:58 AM
Subject: NTBI 6 National Results--THANK YOU!
The Official Press Release can be found at Bottom line is this event set an all-time high for collected drugs:
“On April 27, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event. When added to the collections from DEA’s previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.”
Thank you all for your time and effort with this event. We know how hard you all work on this event and we truly appreciate everyone in DEA that assisted with this and all previous NTBI events. Take Care and Stay Safe!
Thomas W. Prevoznik
Staff Coordinator - ODLL DEA HQ



North Preston Area Watch (NPAW) held an Awards Ceremony at its meeting on April 25 presenting certificates to all “Drug Awareness” essay participants of Teresa Quinn’s 4th grade class from the Bruceton School. Cash awards were presented to the following students:
Jay Kinder, 1st place -- $50.00
Sahara Belanger, 2nd place -- $25.00
Ally Barone, 3rd place -- $15.00
In addition, all participants received an “I’m too Smart 2B on Drugs” bracelet (compliments of Sheriff Dan Loughrie) and a coupon for a free “ice cream cone” at the Mill Stone Ice Cream Shop in Bruceton Mills. A special guest, the SafetyPup from the Sheriff’s Department assisted in presenting the awards and gift packets. Mrs. Quinn and Dr. David Tupper, Principal at the Bruceton School were also presented with certificates of appreciation. Each participating student wrote a very impressive essay. The content of their essays is an indication that these kids are “on the right track” and that they “hope their families, friends and teachers don’t ever do drugs.” They expressed how the use of drugs is very “harmful to your health, could cause you to make bad decisions and could cause death.” NPAW sincerely thanks each and every student who participated in the contest. A special "Thank You" to Mrs. Quinn, their dedicated 4th grade teacher and to Dr. Tupper, who encouraged us to move forward with the contest and said "Let's Get Started." Dr. Tupper has invited NPAW to conduct an Essay Contest for grades 4, 5 and 6 during the next school year 2013-14.



Address Number Signs Project approved at NPAW meeting on February 28, 2013. The signs are in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the 911 Office of Emergency Management. The signs will sell for $25.00 and will show the house number only, on one side or both sides of the sign, and the 3 inch numbers can be placed either vertically or horizontally. It is law to have these signs posted on your house, mailbox, and/or at the entrance of a long driveway. The signs must be visible from the road. This is the law and the law will be enforced. To request an order form, send request to


Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP) to meet at 7:00pm, Monday, March 18, 2013 at the County Commission Meeting Room, located behind the Court House Annex. Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder is organizing a Preston County Law Enforcement Advisory Panel. The Board will include the Prosecutor; Craig DeBerry, State Police Detachment Commander; Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie: and Craig Jennings, County Commission President. The Council will include Police Chiefs/Mayors, DNR, representatives from Community Crime Watch Groups, Preston County Schools, DHHR, E-911, and the Probation Office.

The objective of this council is the protection of the public. The mission is to: (1) Identify and prioritize county-wide law enforcement issues on a regular basis; (2)Foster cooperation between law enforcement agencies and also with the community; (3) Develop law enforcement/crime deterrence programs that are community based; (4) Provide information to the public about law enforcement/prosecution activities; and (5) Provide a county-wide public forum for law enforcement activities.




Swearing-In Ceremony for new Sheriff Dan Loughrie was held at the Circuit Court Office at 1:45pm on Friday, December 28, 2012. Sheriff Loughrie will begin his duties January 1, 2013.


RODEHEAVER RETURNS TO SHERIFF'S DEPT--Jason G. Rodeheaver, a 2009 graduate of the WV State Police Academy, has been reinstated and will return to the Preston County Sheriff Department as Deputy First Class. He left the department in August to accept a position with the Morgantown Police Department. Academy.


NEW CHIEF DEPUTY NAMED--Sheriff Dan Loughrie has chosen Sgt. Paul A. (Moe) Pritt as his deputy Chief. Pritt has 19 1/2 years of service and experience and is "fair, firm, and consistent."


PRESTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NEW VEHICLES--Four New Dodge Ram Trucks, two Ford Explorer SUVs and two Ford Taurus vehicles were recently received by the Sheriff's Department. The vehicles were ordered in January by former Sheriff Dallas Wolfe. 11/26/2012


TWO NEW DEPUTIES HIRED--Preston County Sheriff Jim Fields hired two new deputies. Jeremy Farling and Christian Martin will begin their duties on November l, 2012.


NPAW recently donated $375.00 toward the purchase of a bullet-proof protective vest for "Blek" the Preston County K-9 unit. Blek provides a very valuable service to our county by tracking criminals, drugs and other related objects.


Deputies Mitter and Childers with K-9s "Blek" and "Snitch" presented the June program on the value of the K-9 in law enforcement. Several children were present for this enjoyable and informative meeting.


Jim Fields appointed Sheriff of Preston County by the Preston County Commission effective July 1, 2012. He will serve the remaining six months of the current term to fill the vacancy left by Dallas Wolfe, who resigned due to the acceptance of another position. Fields previously served as Sheriff from 1989-1996 and Chief Deputy from 1981-1989 and 2011-2012.


Preston County Sheriff Dallas Wolfe Resigns. Sheriff Wolfe has resigned effective June 30, 2012 to accept a position that may not be available if waits until the end of his term to accept.


DEA Drug 'Take Back' --Preston County collected 21.6 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription medications on April 28, 2012. Special thanks to all who participated in the
DEA Drug 'Take-Back' Program.

West Virginia collected 4,796 pounds, over 2 tons--that is more than three times the amount collected last April. The DEA reported that West Virginia's collected medications filled a 16-foot U-Haul truck en route to the incinerator. More than 276 tons (552,000 pounds) were collected across the country.


COLLECTION OF OLD TIRES A HUGE SUCCESS--Over 16,000 tires were collected on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The annual event is sponsored by the West Virginia DEP REAP program. Thanks to all who participated. A special thanks to Charlie Pace, owner of Preston Tire, Triple T Trucking, Bruceton Mills and
Litter Control Officer Rich McCrobie.


Valley District Neighborhood Watch recently organized.
For more information contact David Ringer at
304-864-3633 or 304-276-3963.


The 2011 Drug Take-Back was a hugh success! In 2011 across the country the DEA received over 377,086 pounds (approximately 188 tons) of prescription drugs which were turned over to law enforcement for safe and proper disposal.
West Virginia collected 3,676 lbs.


NEW K-9--The Preston County Sheriff's Department has a new K-9 named "Blek" (Dutch for black). Deputy 1st Class Thomas Mitter completed a six-weeks course with Blek, who was born in Holland, and is trained to track humans, objects and narcotics. Deputy Mitter has been with the Sheriff's Department
for the past four years.


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Crime Watch Participant Guidelines The best way to take an active part in crime prevention is to participate in a crime watch in which each person becomes more alert and aware of what is going on within the area. Participation in a crime watch is not an activity that requires a lot of time. It means only that each person adopts a more observant attitude on a daily basis. Neighbors will get to know each other better, and as a result, will become more aware of strange cars, persons, or circumstances, which might be a danger and require calling the police. The following guidelines have proven to be successful:
  • Get to know the neighbors. Know their names and be able to identify them and their vehicles by sight.
  • Maintain a county map or directory of the immediate neighborhood with names, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Make your home as burglar-resistant as possible.
  • Mark all property for identification by using the Operation ID program.
  • Be observant and watch over neighbors’ homes, especially when they are not at home or are out of town.
  • Write down license numbers and descriptions of suspicious looking persons and vehicles, and immediately report them to the police at 911.
  • Report information that may be helpful to your Zone Captain or the crime watch chairperson.
  • Educate children in crime prevention and teach respect for law enforcement officers.
  • Volunteer to help your crime watch organization in any way that you can, whether it involves your time or financial support.

    Reporting Suspicious Activity

    Anything that seems slightly “out of place” or is occurring at an unusual time of day can be a criminal activity. Contact the police by calling 911 immediately about all suspicious activity. Do not worry that you are bothering the police or about being embarrassed if your suspicions prove to be unfounded. Think instead about what can happen if you don’t act. All calls to the police to report crimes or suspicious activity should be made to 911. The police department prefers to investigate a crime in progress than to be called when it is too late. Your call can save a life, prevent an injury, or stop a criminal act. Be alert! Keep your crime watch Zone Captian informed of any crimes or suspicious activities in the area so that other neighbors may be informed. The Zone Captains will keep the NPAW Coordinators informed. Armed with this knowledge, neighbors may take action that can prevent a similar crime from happening to them. Members who have knowledge of suspicious/criminal activities can pass this information along to many of the neighbors by phone or voice mail in a short period of time, thus alerting the entire neighborhood to be “on the look-out.”

    Please use the attached form to record and report suspious activities in your area. Click on Crime Reporting Form THISMS Word to download and/or print a copy.

    If you do not have , please click their link under the link section on the left side of this web page to download the latest version.

    Crime Watch Participant Guidelines

    Neighborhood Watch Manual-- We have included a Neighborhood Watch Manual (pdf file format) created by the National Sheriffs' Association.

    You can view, download and print the manual by clicking on this:

    Neighborhood Watch Manual

     Rules of Conduct

    All members of the NPAW must follow the Rules of Conduct

    Rules of Conduct


    •Hosts Candidate Forums in April and October prior to each Primary Election and General Election
    •Assists the Preston County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the Drug Take-Back Initiative to collect old, unwanted expired prescription medications for proper disposal
    •Distributes Neighborhood Watch Signs to be displayed throughout the NPAW area.
    •Actively involved in helping to get the required E911 house number signs posted
    •Sponsors an Essay Contest at Bruceton School on Drug Awareness for grades 4, 5 and 6

    NPAW Zone Captains provide access to information about crime prevention, public safety, and community resource information supportive of those concerned, law abiding residents within their respective coverage areas.

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