Residents at the Heart of Riverhead civic group's first meeting on May 13. Photo: Alek Lewis

Learn more about neighborhood watches and tactics to protect neighborhoods on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library hosted by the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association.

Riverhead Police Lt. Jonathan Devereaux will lead participants through conversations about public and personal safety. These will include simple ways to make property more secure, when and how to call for help and how to make neighborhoods overall safer.

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the meeting or about the civic association, email

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