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EPD and Operation Safe Streets to conduct Neighorhood Watch Training session

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EUREKA- Eureka residents have the chance to learn how to help prevent crime in the city while working together.

The Eureka Police Department, along with Operation Safe Streets, will host a Neighborhood Watch Training session this weekend.  People who attend will learn how to safely participate in a neighborhood watch, how to form a group and the best ways to interact with people who have mental health issues.  The Eureka Police Chief and both Captains will attend, as well as a local attorney who will discuss civil liability information.  Officials say attending this meeting will benefit the community for several reasons.

"One, it's going to benefit them and keep them personally safe.  Two, from a department standpoint, we want people engaged, because it's not the police that can do everything to keep the community safe.  We need the community's help to keep the community safer.  So by giving them the training, keeping them engaged, they're definitely going to help us make eureka a safer place," said Captain Brian Stephens with the EPD.

The meeting will be held at the Wharfinger Building on Saturday.  The Wharfinger Building is located at 1 Marina Way in Eureka.  The event lasts from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  If you would like to attend, you are asked to RSVP by contacting Brittany Powell with the EPD, using bpowell@ci.eureka.ca.gov or by calling (707) 441-4388