Neighborhood Watch is an organized group of neighbors who observe more closely any activity or situation that depreciates the appearance or safety of their community. Neighborhood Watch is, as the name implies, a group of people who see the subtle, and not so subtle changes of their neighborhood. They simply observe and report violations of ordinances and laws to the proper enforcement agencies; including crimes in progress to graffiti buildup in their neighborhood.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most recognized programs to help neighborhoods in the fight against crime and other quality of life issues. Neighbors working together, and with their police department, is a benefit for all involved.
If you are interested in becoming an active member of Neighborhood Watch call the Area Command providing police service to your neighborhood and speak to the Crime Prevention Specialist.
Join the hundreds of neighborhoods already benefitting from this crime prevention effort.
You CAN make a difference!
GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
- Neighbors watching out for each other is the basic concept of neighborhood patrolling.
- Know the neighbors on all sides of you.
- Learn what vehicles belong there.
SECURE YOUR HOME
- Secure your home when you leave even for short periods of time.
- Deny the burglar the opportunity to make you a victim by securing all doors and windows before you leave!
KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR CLOSED
- Garage burglaries often occur during the day. The thief simply walks into an open garage, removes what they want and is gone in a minute or two.
STOLEN VEHICLES / THEFT FROM VEHICLES
- The safest place for your car is in your garage.
- The second safest place for your car is in your driveway locked up.
- All valuables should be removed from your vehicle or at least placed out of sight.
NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL MEETINGS
- Attend neighborhood patrol meetings to keep informed about crime problems in your area and to discuss what can be done to reduce crime.