Start Your Neighborhood Watch Program

How to Start Your Program
Determine if there is a need for and an interest in a program in your neighborhood. Speak to your neighbors. Ask about their concerns regarding crime in the neighborhood. Schedule a meeting date and time and invite someone from the police department to guide your group in beginning a Neighborhood Watch Program.

What Happens Next?

Once you have determined you need a neighborhood watch program and a representative from the police department has discussed the elements of the program, then it is up to the neighborhood to organize its members with specific duties.

Choose a liaison between the neighborhood and the police department. Divide your group into blocks with each block having its own captain – these are called your Block Captains. The Block Captains will be responsible for collecting and sharing of information from/with those neighbors who wish to participate in the program. You may divide the group based on streets within your neighborhood