Neighborhood Watch

What is Neighborhood Watch?

  • Neighborhood Watch is a non-confrontational crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of neighborhood residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their community.
  • It is neighbors getting to know each other and taking the time to care about each other. It is a program of mutual assistance and security.
  • It is neighbors trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhood and report that activity to local law enforcement.
  • The Neighborhood Watch program employs the best crime fighting tool ever invented – a watchful neighbor.

Why Neighborhood Watch?

  • Law enforcement officers cannot be on every block. Neighborhood Watch members can be. Dozens of alert eyes and ears can make a difference.
  • Residents are the people who really know their neighborhood and may recognize when someone or something is suspect.
  • Neighborhood Watch participants serve as eyes and ears only. They observe and report suspicious activity. They do not act as law enforcement.

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