How You Can Help

Contact Your Local Law Enforcement Agency

Check first with the local law enforcement agency before starting any kind of community crime prevention program. They may be able to help organize your initial meeting. Explain that you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch group and ask for assistance. Ask about the crime situation in your neighborhood. Ask to have a law enforcement representative at your first meeting.

Talk to Your Neighbors

Canvass your neighborhood. Discuss crime problems in your area. Briefly explain the value of Neighborhood Watch programs. Ask about convenient times to schedule your initial Neighborhood Watch meeting.

Be Sure to Mention That

Neighborhood watch does not require frequent meetings. It does not ask that anyone take any personal risks to prevent crime. Neighborhood Watch leaves the responsibility for apprehending criminals where it belongs--with your law enforcement agency.