What is a Neighborhood Crime Watch?
- A partnership between the community and the police department to help reduce crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods.
- A group of neighbors addressing issues that concern the entire community
- Neighbors are talking to each other, building a sense of community and place.
Neighborhood Crime Watch Basics
- All neighbors are invited to participate in the group.
- Members should be ready to learn how to create a safer community. The community can include homes, businesses, schools, and public spaces.
- All neighbors will report any suspicious activity to the police.
- Neighborhood Crime Watch members are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for their neighbors and the police department.
Neighborhood Crime Watch Signs
- Most neighborhoods need about 5-7 signs depending on the number of entrances and the overall size of the neighborhood.
- Signs are placed in locations recommended by your Community Interaction Officer (CIO)
- Signs are $10 each
- The City installs the signs for free on existing light and utility poles.
- The signs are usually installed 2-3 weeks after they are ordered.