What Is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a Crime Prevention
What are the
Benefits of Neighborhood Watch?
- Teaches citizens techniques
to reduce the risk of being victimized at home and in public.
- Trains citizens on the
importance of recognizing suspicious activities and how to report them.
- Teaches participants how to
make their homes more secure and properly ID their property.
- Allows neighbors to get to
know each other and their routines so that any out of place activity can be
reported and investigated.
How does a Neighborhood set
up a Neighborhood Watch?
- It instills a greater sense
of security and well-being, and reduces the fear of crime in your community.
- It brings Law Enforcement and
the Community together as a TEAM.
Sheriff's Office Requirements:
- 50% of your block, both sides
of the street, corner-to-corner.
- A printed list of
names, address and phone numbers (home and work) of everyone who wants to be in
- Call the Crime Prevention
Office and let us know your list is ready. We don't want to send this through
Once you call us with
the readied list we can schedule a date for the meeting, during which time we
will discuss methods to protect yourself, your property and your neighborhood,
and we will advise you of what is going on in your neighborhood, as far as crime
is concerned. We will also distribute booklets and pamphlets which go into these
methods in more detail.
JPSO Crime Prevention Unit