The Wheeling Police Department has received national recognition for their effort to keep neighborhoods in the friendly city safe.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is apparently doing just what the department has hoped it would, because for the first time, they have received the National Award for Excellence in Neighborhood Watch. It's a program members of the department say they truly value.
There are several things the police chief thinks helped get them the nomination this year. The first is a new program called "city watch, which debuted this past summer. Another thing that he believes helped is the amount of time the department dedicates to community events; and third, the Citizens Police Academy.