Neighborhood Watch

What is Neighborhood Watch?
• A Neighborhood Watch program is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.

Benefits of Neighborhood Watch
• Partnerships between Law Enforcement and your Neighbors
• Reduction in Crime
• A More Secure and Better Prepared Neighborhood
• A More United Community
• Improved Communications Within the Community

Steps to building a successful neighborhood watch group
• Recruit and organize as many neighbors as possible.
• Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan.
• Create a communication plan
• Take Action: Hold Meetings and Events

Recruit and organize as many neighbors as possible.
• Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan.
• Create a communication plan
• Take Action: Hold Meetings and Events
Make contact with your neighbors to get them involved in the neighborhood watch group:
• Talk about crime and quality of life issues in your neighborhood.

Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan.
• Discuss the concerns and issues of your neighborhood and compile a list.
• Your group should create a plan on how to work towards lessening the impact of the top three concerns of the neighbors.

Create a communication plan
• Decide what type of communication will work for your watch group.
• Technology
• Meetings
• Social Media
• Phone Tree
Take action steps: Hold meetings and events
• Take active steps in the community so that everyone is aware of the Neighborhood Watch.
• Have a kickoff event to encourage others to get involved
• Start a neighborhood newsletter
• Block parties
• Keep the group active and enthusiastic

What’s next?
• Continue the effort to get more neighbors involved.
• Start thinking about who you would like to designate for positions such as Block Captain, and Neighborhood Watch Coordinator.
• Collect data on the crime, disorder, and quality-of-life issues in the general community.