Summer is in full swing now, and people are planning vacations that will take them away from their homes. This is also a prime time for thieves to take advantage of the time when homeowners are away. Bend Police has a Neighborhood Watch program that they encourage you and your neighbors to learn about. “Basically what it is, is: watching out for your neighborhood. There’s 80,000 people in Bend and there's only like 10 or 12 officers at any point in time. So there's a lot more eyes out there than we can control. So what we've done is we've put together a Neighborhood Watch program and we train people on how to look for suspicious activities, how to keep in touch with your neighbors is they go away. And how to report anything that they see that's out of line." Community Liaison Steve Esselstyn says he'll go to your neighborhood and give them information that will help keep the neighborhood safe. He say the more people are aware, the more people are safe.