GJPD working to curb crime through community members

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- The Grand Junction Police Department is hoping to get community members on the lookout for crime, and they're doing it by asking more communities, and those in them, to get involved in the neighborhood watch program.

That program is aimed at keeping residents alert and informed so that they can keep an eye out for crime, and get information in the right hands if they see any of it.

"There's only so many of us," Addison Horst, an officer with the Grand Junction Police Department, said. "There's over 60,000 residents. So, if you think of it that way, there are 60,000 eyes out there who can report possible crime or suspicious activity to us so we can respond and take care of the situation."

They say when it comes to stopping crimes from happening in the first place, it's best to limit those crimes of opportunity. For example, make sure to lock car doors, and don't leave your garage door open if you're not around.

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