The mission of the Pepperidge Neighborhood Association is to watch out for neighbors, preserve our property values, beautify our neighborhood and keep the members informed of community happenings. It is a program of neighbors watching out for each other during the workdays, evenings, vacations or any other absence.
This has several advantages, including the fact that your neighbors know who you are, the type of car you drive, and who belongs, as a rule, at your residence. A patrol car driving by might not recognize a stranger in your yard. However, an alert neighbor would recognize the person as a stranger and call 9-1-1.
Members of the Neighborhood Watch should never put themselves in harm’s way to prevent a crime, they should only observe and report suspicious activities to the Police Department. This leaves the responsibility for confronting and apprehending criminals where it belongs- with the Richmond County Police Officers.