East Campus Neighborhood Watch Program
Includes information about Neighborhood Watch program, how to organize a Neighborhood Watch group, and safety tips to help protect your home and your neighborhood from crime.
Neighborhood watch program overview
Every community crime prevention program needs the commitment and involvement of residents. People just like you have cleared drug dealing out of their neighborhoods, made parks safer for children and sidewalks secure for play, and wiped out graffiti and vandalism.
A Neighborhood Watch (NW) program is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.
Activities conducted by Neighborhood Watch groups across the country are diverse and vary depending on volunteers and the neighborhoods they represent:
mobilize to patrol neighborhoods
distribute crime prevention information
conduct business assessments or home security surveys
mobilize and conduct neighborhood clean-ups if disorders such as littering is a problem
As law enforcement officers learn the needs of their various NW groups and the dynamics of their volunteers, they can tailor activities and responses to meet the ever-changing needs of the citizens.
For information on the goals and philosophies of a NW program, the benefits of a NW program, how to build a NW program, planning and conducting NW meetings, NW skills, and revitalizing and maintaining Watch groups, download the East Campus Neighborhood Watch Training & Information Manual and visit the resources by clicking on the link and images below:
A Neighborhood Watch program is easy to start:
Begin to talk to your neighbors to gauge interest. Use the flyer at the end of the Neighborhood Watch Training & Information Manual to explain the benefits.
Contact UPD. Call and tell the Crime Prevention Coordinator you are interested in starting a group.
The Crime Prevention Coordinator will assign an officer(s) to assist with the program.
Don’t be discouraged by low attendance or lack of interest. Not everyone will be interested in joining your NW group right away or understand the need for the group. Continue to invite everyone and update neighbors who aren’t involved.
As the group gains momentum, more community members will want to join.
If you are a resident of East Campus housing and have any questions regarding the Neighborhood Watch program, contact the Crime Prevention Coordinator at (831) 582-3154 or email email@example.com.
These checklists and resources will assist in the efficiency and organization of your Neighborhood Watch program.
Meeting preparation materials
Visit these crime prevention and personal safety tips to help keep you, your home, and your children safe from crime:
Please refer to East Campus Neighborhood Watch Training & Information Manual for information about:
goals and philosophies of a Neighborhood Watch program
building a Neighborhood Watch program
planning and conducting Neighborhood Watch meetings
Neighborhood Watch skills
revitalizing and maintaining Neighborhood Watch groups