New Neighborhood Watch Rules for Sanford

After new police chief, Cecil Smith, dubbed the old neighborhood watch program dysfunctional, it appears he decided to make some changes.

Neighborhood watch volunteers will soon be forbidden from carrying guns and pursuing suspects after the killing last year of Trayvon Martin in the same town.

There will also be a mandatory background check and volunteer training where they will be required to provide regular status updates to the police.

The new rules will be announced at the community meeting in Sanford on November 5, 2013.