Do you belong to a Neighborhood Watch group?

Explaining Neighborhood Watch & Why to Start a Group

Last Updated: 12/15/2014

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime  and help revitalize neighborhoods. Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce crime in their communities.

Neighborhood Watch helps neighbors get to know each other and learn how to work together.  At Neighborhood Watch meetings, residents are taught how to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods. The extra "eyes and ears" of aware neighbors help the police catch criminals. Neighborhood Watch can reduce crime and make neighborhoods safer places to live.

Neighborhood Watch is not necessarily a huge time commitment. You can organize and launch a group in just one meeting.

Top Seven Reasons to Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group:

  1. Learn crime prevention strategies to reduce your chances of becoming a victim
  2. Get to know your neighbors
  3. Improve your neighborhood's quality of life
  4. Maintain property values
  5. Improve neighborhood communication
  6. Increase security
  7. Solve problems together
For more information about starting a Neighborhood Watch in your area
download the new Neighborhood Watch Starter Guide [Update coming]

If you still have questions after reviewing the guide email: or call (916)774-5050 .

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