Deputies say in recent years the New Town community has been plagued with violence.
Sheriff Major Hulon has announced he and his staff will help residents in the New Town community form a neighborhood watch, as part of their new community action task force.
"We're hoping it will become a new town, that's what we're hoping for that it will live up to the name of the community," said Brenda Campbell, Dillon County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday evening, the sheriff and his deputies are meeting with residents in the New Town community to help them organize the neighborhood watch.
Deputies plan to patrol the community more frequently.