The Roads End Improvement Association (REIA), in conjunction with the Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD), is announcing the kick off of a new Neighborhood Watch group for the Roads End area. Chief Jerry Palmer and REIA Board member Marie McFarland have been meeting with her committee to establish the first Neighborhood Watch group in the city. The main focus of this group is to add eyes on the area to assist the police in detecting suspicious events in the neighborhood before they become problems. In addition to the many more eyes observing the neighborhood, the Neighborhood Watch group is planning on some events for our neighbors to get acquainted with the neighbors in their areas. The group has already established block captains and is looking for more people to become involved. McFarland states, “The police can’t be everywhere, so we become the eyes and ears for the Police Department. We don’t try to make contact or apprehend, we just let people know we are there. Our main function is to observe, recognize, and report as appropriate. We are coming together to keep an eye on our neighborhood and to assist our police department with their crime fighting and prevention. As we know, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”