Chinatown Crime Watch is a CCBA program established in 2005 under the administration of Roman Chan to fight the increasing occurrence of robberies, assaults, and purse‐snatchings in the Chinatown community. Under the leadership of Larry Young and Chungchi Che, volunteers patrol the streets of Chinatown daily, in snow and rain, armed with nothing but a walkie‐talkie and a blue Crime Watch vest. These volunteers were trained by the Boston Police Department to be their eyes and ears; authorities would be notified at the first sign of trouble. With Crime Watch’s ever‐present vigilance, crime in the area has decreased significantly.
Compared to other programs, the Chinatown program is a success and is modeled by other community crime watch programs. Neighborhood residents and community leaders take personal interest to ensure the safety and security of this community. It is their selfless dedication and ceaseless commitment that sets our program apart from others and contribute to its success.
Chinatown Crime Watch constantly welcomes new members. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact CCBA for more information.