The Neighborhood Watch Program involves the joint effort between the police department and the community. It is designed to enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community’s power of observation, and to encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors.
In recent years, neighborhoods have experienced rapid change. The old, well-established neighborhood has been replaced by a highly transient, growing community where people seek more and more privacy. This life-style tends to promote unfamiliarity with neighbors and a corresponding lack of concern. Unfortunately, this enhances the opportunity for the criminal element and increases the community’s vulnerability to crime.
This condition dictates the need for a crime prevention program, which will enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community’s power of observation and encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors.
If you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch Program in your neighborhood, please contact our Neighborhood Watch Community Service Officer.