Police Departments across the country are learning that community participation in anti-crime programs is essential. One of the most effective ways to promote citizen interaction with police is the sharing of information. Citizen groups determine specific needs or problems and then share this information with local police. The police then act on this information and report back to the group on their progress. This program also works when the police go to public groups and organizations and make them aware of specific criminal activities or the needs of the police department.
The Neighborhood Watch concept is designed to target specific geographical areas and to assist citizens in these areas to;
Neighborhood watches can be utilized as a strong tool to fight crime, and also as strong social organization. Through these organizations other projects such as Community Clean Up, and Bus Stop Safety Watch can also be implemented.
Neighborhood Watch is not a vigilante organization! It promotes awareness techniques and reporting crime not the physical confrontation of criminals, by law abiding citizens.
Neighborhood Crime Watch Forms