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What Is Neighborhood Watch?

Neighborhood Watch is a Crime Prevention program that:
  1. Teaches citizens techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized at home and in public.
  2. Trains citizens on the importance of recognizing suspicious activities and how to report them.
  3. Teaches participants how to make their homes more secure and properly ID their property.
  4. Allows neighbors to get to know each other and their routines so that any out of place activity can be reported and investigated.
What are the Benefits of Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch Benefits:
  1. It instills a greater sense of security and well-being, and reduces the fear of crime in your community.
  2. It brings Law Enforcement and the Community together as a TEAM.
How does a Neighborhood set up a Neighborhood Watch?
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Requirements:
  1. 50% of your block, both sides of the street, corner-to-corner.
  2. A printed list of names, address and phone numbers (home and work) of everyone who wants to be in the group.
  3. Call the Crime Prevention Office and let us know your list is ready. We don't want to send this through the mail.

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
Phone: 504-376-2401