Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is:

  • Residents trained to recognize suspicious or criminal activities
  • Residents reporting criminal or suspicious activities to the police
  • Residents keeping informed about activities in their neighborhood
  • Residents watching for suspicious, criminal or dangerous activities in their neighborhoods
  • Residents providing valuable information to police to help them investigate suspicious activities
  • Residents assisting the police in preventing crime

Neighborhood Watch is not:

  • A group of vigilantes or people taking the law into their own hands.
  • A program that takes the place of the police.
  • Residents enforcing the law or apprehending criminals.

Starting Neighborhood Watch

Want to start a Neighborhood Watch? Read about starting your neighborhood watch (PDF) or call the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Corporal Craig Eckrich at 804-706-2982 for more information.

Resources

Crime Prevention Newsletter