Mayfair Town Watch has moved one step closer to its goal of street patrols by finishing up its member training session, with plans to hit the streets this weekend.
“I think we need to get out there on the streets ASAP, and that’s what this is all about,” President John Vearling said. continue reading »
Mayfair Town Watch board members, from left: Shawn Hagerty, John Vearling, Len Roberts, Pete Smith
Inching ever closer to street patrols, members of Mayfair Town Watch completed the first of a two-part training series at last night’s meeting.
Chad Enos of Town Watch Integrated Services led the half-hour session, which dealt with organizational structure and 9-1-1 codes. “A lot of town watch groups initially fail because they don’t set up a structure,” Enos informed the group. Fortunately for the Mayfair organization, the members have already established a board, set up patrol teams and are drawing in new members. Their youngest member, at 18, is Pete Smith, son of town watch Scheduler Pete Smith. continue reading »
Mayfair Town Watch President John Vearling at the group's first meeting earlier this month
The members of Mayfair Town Watch covered a lot of ground Wednesday night at their meeting – the third in a weekly series.
Keeping it short so as not to interfere with the first game of the World Series, President John Vearling said he and the rest of the group were happy to welcome Bill Bush and Angel Hartman of Tacony Town Watch. The two gave the newly formed Mayfair organization pointers, and warned members about what they’ll encounter during their patrols. continue reading »
Mayfair Town Watch president John Vearling (center) takes suggestions from members of the newly formed group.
Though it already has an active civic, CDC and business association, Mayfair can add one more community group to its name: Mayfair Town Watch.
The group held its first official meeting last night to nominate and appoint board members, bounce around ideas and share personal experiences.
Town watch is about more than just patrolling, new president John Vearling said. In that sense, Vearling encouraged officers and members to get involved in every way they can – from telling friends, to sharing resources and making phone calls. “I’d like to see every person in this room grab two friends,” Vearling told members about how he’d like to spread the word about the newly formed organization. continue reading »