Neighborhood Watch is a voluntary program organized by concerned citizens to reduce crime in their communities. Working with local law enforcement agencies, citizens can learn when and how to identify and report suspicious activities.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch program is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods. The program works through the mutual aid of neighbors watching out for neighbors. This has several advantages, including the fact that your neighbors know who you are, what type of car you drive, and who belongs, usually, at your residence. A patrol officer driving by your home might not recognize someone as a stranger in your yard. However, an alert neighbor would recognize the person as a stranger. They could then call 9-1-1 to alert police of the suspicious activity.
If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch group or reestablishing an old one, call our Community Relations/ Crime Prevention Coordinator at 402.682.6623.