Many years ago, Mount Washington had a neighborhood patrol. As crime decreased so did the need for the crime patrol. Lately, there has been a small increase in burglaries and to prevent it from becoming problematic, residents have organized a crime patrol.
The Mount Washington Patrol is intended to simply be a visible deterrent to potential criminals checking out the neighborhood. It is not expected that the patrol will see as much as it will be seen. If those on patrol do see something suspicious, they are under strict rules to do nothing other than alert the police and log it.
The patrol is not a part of the MWIA though the MWIA has supported its efforts with a grant for the car signs.