Neighborhood Watch

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Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch, Town Watch, Crime Watch - whatever the name, it's one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear.

 Members involved in Neighborhood Watch learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood and report activities that raise their suspicions to law enforcement. Watch groups are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.

It is important to communicate with your neighbors, host events in your neighborhood, know who may need help in a disaster, get to know each other and be the eyes and ears for your neighborhood. It's an unfortunate fact that when a neighborhood crime crisis goes away, so does enthusiasm for Neighborhood Watch. Work to keep your Watch group a vital force for community well being. 

View the Neighborhood Watch Location Map to find out if Your Neighborhood has a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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For more information about Neighborhood Watch or how to start the program in your neighborhood, contact: Jackie Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator at

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Personal Safety Tips

Neighbors Look For. . .

  • Someone screaming or shouting for help.
  • Someone looking into windows and parked cars.
  • Unusual noises.
  • Property taken out of houses where no one is at home or closed businesses.
  • Cars, vans, or trucks moving slowly with no apparent destination, or without lights.
  • Anyone being forced into a vehicle.
  • A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child.
  • Abandoned cars.
  • Call (408) 354-8600 or 911 to report any suspicious activity

How to Report. . .

  • Give your name and address.
  • Briefly describe the event - what happened, when, where, and who was involved.
  • Describe the suspect: sex and race, age, height, weight, hair color, clothing, distinctive characteristics such as beard, mustache, scars, or accent.
  • Describe the vehicle if one was involved: color, make, model, year, license plate, and special features such as stickers, dents, or decals.