Monthly Neighborhood Watch Meetings Very Informative

What neighborhood watch, you ask?  Well, over a year ago, Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding organized local neighborhood watch meetings throughout Union County.  He and several of his staff attend the meetings which are led by a local volunteer precinct captain — ours in Sharps Chapel is led by Tom McCaffery who lives in Norris  Shores.

Sharps Chapel Neighborhood Watch

  • WHEN:  2nd Thursday of each month
  • TIME:  7 PM (lasts about an hour)
  • WHERE:  Sharps Chapel Senior Center

Each month, the Sheriff or his deputy go over the crime reports for our precinct which includes Speedwell on the other side of Helms Ferry.  They are there to answer any of your questions.  This is a great way to get to know our local law enforcement.

Typical meetings have 15-30 people attending.  There usually is a guest speaker.  In the past they have had TWRA supervisor Dustin McCubbins; Mindy Graham representing the “I Care” drug prevention program and Tammy Carter for “Keep Union County Beautiful”, to name a few.  Last year we even went on a tour of the county jail! Sheriff Breeding has done a fantastic job bringing it up to code and implementing cost-saving measures such as the inmate garden, which saves $10,000 annually.

If you have signed up for NextDoor.com app, then you may have seen the monthly meeting reminders that Tom McCaffery posts.    Together, the NextDoor app and the Neighborhood Watch program are making a difference in our community to help keep us safer.