Neighborhood Crime Watch

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.

If you would like to start a Neighborhood Crime Watch group, or register an existing group download and fill out our form.

Neighborhood Crime Watch Registration

If you have any questions call our office at (816) 454-2000

Also, check out our Crime Prevention page for crime prevention Tips.