Citizens Against Crime is an anti-crime action group formed on behalf of citizens in the Greater Burlington Area.
We’re known as “Citizens Against Crime”, “CAC”, “Citizens Against Crime, LLC”, and “CAC Burlington” throughout the Greater Burlington Area.
We aim to address the core issues surrounding crime by forming teams for each of these major issues that can stay focused on them on a regular basis. We believe that crime is attached to poverty and a breakdown of values, is allowed to persevere due to gaps in law enforcement coverage, a breakdown of family values and accountability, as well as irresponsible property owners.
Interested in helping us? Contact us here: http://cacburlington.org/contactus/
Our focus areas are:
1. Awareness – To make people aware of the current situation. We will base all of our official positions, build all of our strategies, and educate people based on solid facts such as crime statistics, laws, and ordinances.
2. Prevention – To enact and promote programs which prevent or minimize crime, including educating people on how to be a hard target, discouraging criminal activity, promoting youth programs, uprooting poverty strongholds, as well as to improve communication between citizens and their elected officials.
3. Watch – To simplify and help coordinate efforts between Neighborhood Watch groups, improve communication and reporting efficiency to minimize waste of law enforcement’s time, and monitoring strategic areas through patrols.
4. Justice – To follow up on major crimes, arrests, and prosecutions to make sure justice in the eyes of the people has been served appropriately as well as to increase the level of attention to matters that citizens do not feel are being adequately addressed by local government.
5. Recovery – To partner and reinforce programs for those that are either a victim of a crime, trying to escape criminal territory (eg. gang life), or simply want to better themselves and exit a life of criminal tendency.
There are currently three main parts to this website:
1) The NEW official Citizens Against Crime Facebook page – ‘Like’ us to show support for our organization. We will post major updates to our Page from time to time.
2) The Greater Burlington Neighborhood Watch Facebook group – dedicated to providing a way for people to report suspicious activity throughout the area – is a Citizens Against Crime partner. This Facebook group is run by Dylan Reverend.
3) One of our partner sites, myBurlington (Burlington Chatter) – Aims to enhance communication between citizens to improve a sense of community.
If at any time you have a question or comment, please contact us by clicking HERE or by attending one of our community meetings.