What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of life in your area.
Why do we have Neighborhood Watch?
There can’t be a law enforcement officer on every corner in our city, so citizen involvement is essential. Neighborhood Watch teaches citizens to be the eyes and ears of the neighborhoods and report crimes and suspicious circumstances. This allows the citizens and law enforcement officers to work together to help to deter and fight crime.
How do I find out if there is Neighborhood Watch in my area?
To find out if you have a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood, or to start a new one, contact the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Pam Mosher at (925) 288-4684.
How do I start a new Neighborhood Watch Group?
To start a new watch group in your neighborhood, start by getting interest from the neighborhood and schedule a meeting amongst yourselves. Once you have a meeting scheduled, contact the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Pam Mosher at (925) 288-4684 to request a Police Officer attend the meeting to discuss crime statistics in your area as well as crime prevention techniques.
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How do we maintain our Neighborhood Watch group?
Neighborhood Watch groups do not require frequent meetings and do not ask anyone to take any personal risks to prevent crime. Citizens should be alert to unusual or suspicious behavior in your neighborhood and call police if warranted. Problems and crimes should still be left in the hands of the police.