Email email@example.com 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org