Neighborhood Watch

NENA is committed to fostering a vibrant Neighborhood Watch program — not just to fight crime, but to create a strong social connection within our neighborhoods. Sign up today to become a Watch Member, and you will be connected with nearby neighbors. We’re all in this together! 
 

Email neighborhood-watch@northendboise.org to learn more about NENA’s  support for Neighborhood Watch and additional resources available. 

 

What Is Neighborhood Watch?

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective ways to build a safe and healthy neighborhood. Through the Neighborhood Watch program you will learn:

  • How neighbors working together can reduce and prevent crime
  • How to be extra eyes and ears for reporting suspicious and criminal activity
  • How to partner between neighborhoods and law enforcement
Policeman giving little girl high five
 

Key Elements of the Neighborhood Watch

  • Neighborhood get-togethers: Have at least one meeting or block party a year.
  • Communication system: Phone tree, email list or social media group (ex: Facebook, Nextdoor) are excellent forms of communicating with neighbors. Neighbors can quickly be alerted to crimes in their area.
  • Organization: Select the chairman and block captains (if needed). The chairman provides leadership for the Watch group and acts as a contact person between the neighborhood and the Crime Prevention Unit.
  • Distribution of crime prevention literature and newsletters.

Responsibilities as a Watch Member

  • Know your neighbors. Watch out for each other, work together and communicate with your neighbors.
  • Be informed and aware of area crime activity.
  • Incorporate crime prevention strategies by lighting up your residence, locking your home and vehicles, and closing your blinds/drapes in the evening.
  • Note license plate numbers and description of suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Report criminal and suspicious activity, and victimization to the police department, and then to your Watch chairman.
 

Learn more about NENA’s  support for Neighborhood Watch, and additional resources available:  neighborhood-watch@northendboise.org