Community Patrol/Neighborhood Watch Committee

The purpose of this committee is to bring our neighbors together to:

Many people don't want to bother the police because they are afraid that it may not be a real emergency or that they may be embarrassed if their suspicions turn out to be unfounded. The police would much rather be called out to investigate than to be called after a crime has been committed.

When in doubt, always call 911. The 911 dispatch center is staffed with trained operators who will evaluate your call, rank its priority, and dispatch it to the appropriate officer.

DON'T take unnecessary chances by attempting to confront the suspicious person. Crime watch does NOT mean being a vigilante. Participants do not confront suspects or take any personal risks at all.

How can I be a Participant?

It doesn't take a lot of time or money. Contact any committee member to find out what Community Patrol/Neighborhood Watch can do for you and what you can do for your neighbors. Some basics are:

What are the Benefits of Community Patrol/Neighborhood Watch?

Community Patrol/Neighborhood Watch Overview

  1. Know your neighbors.
  2. Be observant.
  3. Be aware of what is suspicious.
  4. Always report any suspicious activities and crimes to the police and then inform your Community Patrol/Neighborhood Watch Chairperson.
  5. Be knowledgeable about area crimes and the related prevention tips.
  6. Take simple crime prevention measures to avoid unnecessary crimes.
  7. Attend area crime watch meetings.
  8. Volunteer with your Community Patrol/Neighborhood Watch.