Police Department, Crime Prevention
to know the best crime-prevention device ever invented? A good neighbor! In
fact, neighbors working together in cooperation with law enforcement can make
one of the best crime-fighting teams around. We call it Neighborhood Watch.
Neighborhood Watch involves:
- Knowing your neighbor and working together in a
program of mutual assistance.
- Citizens being alert and willing to report suspicious
activities in their neighborhood to the police.
- Implementation of crime prevention techniques and
improved home security.
Heres how to get Neighborhood Watch (NW) started in your neighborhood:
Canvas the neighbors on your block to determine an interest in having a meeting.
Let them know the meeting is held in a home on the block or at a nearby community
center. A Longmont Police Officer will try and attend the first NW meeting
to update the neighbors on area crime patterns and activity. There is no cost.
Frequent meetings are not required, and no one is asked to take a personal
risk to prevent crime.
The meetings usually last from one to two hours. These meetings allow neighbors
to get to know each other and provide training on recognizing and reporting
For information on setting up your Neighborhood Watch meeting,
contact the Police Programs Coordinator at 303 - 774 - 4440
Also, visit the National
Crime Prevention Council's Web site
for additional information on the Neighborhood Watch program.