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Ask an Officer: How Do I Start a Neighborhood Watch?

Officer Wayne Twombly answers questions from readers

Have a question you've always wanted to ask someone in law enforcement? Officer Wayne Twombly of the Fair Oaks Police District, which encompasses Oakton, will answer your question through our Ask an Officer feature. Readers submit questions and Officer Twombly responds. Send questions to Erica.Hendry@patch.com or submit them in the comments section below.

Here is this week's question:

How can I start a neighborhood watch in my neighborhood? Do we work with the Fairfax County Police to set it up?

To start a Neighborhood Watch, contact your station's Crime Prevention Officer. He will be more than happy to meet with you and your neighbors to explain how to get it started. It’s very easy. I am the prevention officer for the Fair Oaks Station and can be reached at richard.twombly@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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