The Post Incident Team (PIT) was launched in June 2008 by the Police Department in collaboration with the Neighborhood Services Division to help suppress violence in Watsonville's neighborhoods. The PIT is composed of police and neighborhood leaders who are brought together soon after a serious incident has occurred, such as a shooting, stabbing, homicide, fire, etc.
With proper briefing from the police, the PIT is strategically sent out
to the neighborhood in crisis in an effort to help calm fears, quell
rumors, prevent retaliation and disseminate information about counseling
or other social services. Sometimes helpful information is gained about
a particular concern or need in the neighborhood which may or may not
be related to the incident.
This program is a true reflection of neighbors extending their pure and authentic concern and caring for each other in a time of need.