Neighborhood Watch Group Helping Combat Crime in Absence of Lyford Police Dept.
LYFORD – Since the city of Lyford closed the doors to its police department in October, the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office has leaned on citizens for help.
Residents have stepped up to keep their community safe and some are eager to do more.
A group on Facebook was created called “Lyford Neighborhood Watch” with, now, more than 300 members. Through the group, they’ve been able to help law enforcement with recent crimes.
Now, Willacy County Precinct 4 Constable Ben Vera is working to create neighborhood watch program. The Lyford mayor believes the addition would by help for authorities.
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