Keeping an eye open

Eric Watson, Bradley Co. Sheriff
Posted 12/19/17

Keeping an eye open

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Keeping an eye open


Keeping an eye open

I have made a statement many times that the citizens of Bradley County provide a great defense against criminal activity. This past year has certainly borne that out, with several instances of a simple phone call to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office resulting in the arrest of a burglar or vandal in the act. Our highly trained, state-certified officers are able to do an even more efficient job of keeping the public safe, when that public keeps their eyes open for suspicious activity in their neighborhood, and around schools, churches and businesses.

Month after month, I get great reports on the constant vigilance of our excellent Neighborhood Watch Program. It is an active group of folks who have safety in mind. The citizens of Bradley County are our eyes and ears in the battle against crime. The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office seeks individuals and groups t want to organize to observe, report and prevent crime. This partnership between citizens and your Sheriff’s Office is one of the best tools for lowering our crime rate and discouraging criminals from targeting us. Now is the time for all of us to stand together against the scourge of crime. We depend on you, the citizen, to help us do our job to keep you and your property safe.

If you are interested in finding out more, or becoming a Neighborhood Watch Coordinator for your area, please contact Lt. Bob Hancock. He can be reached by calling 423-728-7321 or online at bhancock Lt. Hancock can answer all your questions and start you on the way to establishing a ‘Watch’ in your neighborhood.

As we wrap up 2017, it is a good time to plan. Get involved in Neighborhood Watch and keep your home, and the home of your neighbors, safe to start out the New Year!


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