Neighborhood Watch Program
The Neighborhood Watch Program increases safety and security in neighborhoods by involving as many households as possible in a united crime prevention effort. This program teaches community members to:
- Communicate regularly using tools specific to Neighborhood Watch;
- Recognize and report suspicious activity;
- Increase home and vehicle security;
- Increase personal safety of residents; and
- Make neighborhoods less attractive to criminals.
Neighbors interested in organizing a Neighborhood or Apartment Watch should contact your local Crime Prevention Coordinator and read our brochure on Establishing Your Neighborhood Watch.
In a business district or a large office building where other topics such as shoplifting and robbery prevention, dealing with difficult people, workplace violence prevention and money handling security may be a concern, a Business Watch may be needed. Business Watch participants often develop a communication system through a fax or e-mail network to share information about potential problems and keep in touch with other local businesses.Businesses interested in organizing a Business Watch should contact their local Crime Prevention Coordinator.
To read our Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch manuals, along with our other handouts, visit our handout page