A Neighborhood Watch 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. Neighborhood Watch (NW) groups have regular meetings to plan how they will accomplish their specific goals and assign responsibilities to group members. It is an opportunity to volunteer and work towards increasing the safety and security of our homes and communities.
There are obvious benefits Neighborhood Watch volunteers and their communities have experienced throughout the years such as:
A reduction in crime
A better quality of life
A greater sense of security, responsibility, and personal control
Building community pride and unity
Preparing for helping others and ourselves in our community
Providing law enforcement agencies with volunteer support year-round
Becoming the extra "eyes and ears" of law enforcement personnel and therefore reduce law enforcement's burden
To find out more about starting a Neighborhood Watch Program in your area please contact our C.O.P.S. Unit at 931-560-1647.