Neighborhood Watch Program
Want to know the best crime prevention tool ever invented?
A good neighbor!
In fact, neighbors working together with law enforcement is one of the best crime-fighting teams around.
We call it ... Neighborhood Watch
What is it?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.
• neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance;
• residents trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods; and
• implementation of crime prevention techniques such as home security, Operation Identification, etc.
You may hear it called NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, Home Alert, Citizen Crime Watch or Block Watch. The idea is the same:
Neighbors looking out for each other!
Who can participate?
Mobile home residents
Singles . . .
In summary . . . YOU!
Why Neighborhood Watch?
• Nationwide, millions of crimes are committed every year and the number is still growing.
• There can't be a law enforcement officer on every corner, so citizen involvement is essential to combat crime.
• By cooperating with each other and law enforcement, people can help fight crime in their community the most effective way – before it begins.
How do I get involved?
FIRST – contact the Murrieta Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T. Team) and explain that you are interested in joining or starting a Neighborhood Watch group.
NEXT – The police department’s Neighborhood Watch Coordinator will be in contact with you with either information on an existing neighborhood watch program or information with starting a neighborhood watch program in your neighborhood.
REMEMBER – law enforcement officers can't be everywhere at once — but you and your neighbors can. Put thatneighborhood "know how" to work.
• Use your eyes and ears and then your telephone.
• If you spot something suspicious, call law enforcement immediately.