EAST PEORIA, Ill.- Keeping your neighborhood safe was the focus of a free workshop today at Illinois Central College.
Members of the Peoria Police Department and City Planning Department spoke with area seniors about the importance of keeping an eye on their neighborhoods.
Experts says seniors can play a big role in setting up watch programs, which provides local law enforcement vital information to help reduce crime in area neighborhoods.
Project Consultant, Prime Plus at I.C.C., Norma Rossi said, "Once you become aware, you can make a difference. If you see a child who is left alone, if you see a car that has been abandoned, all those things can need to really big issues. So, if you know your neighbors you can let people know."
Today's program was part of I.C.C.'s Adult Community Programs "Get to Know Your Community Initiative."