When you're not home, who watches? Listens? Reports?
The best crime prevention tool ever invented is a GOOD NEIGHBOR! In fact, neighbors working together, in cooperation with law enforcement, can make one of the best crime-fighting teams around.
What is Neighborhood Watch?
NHW is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of citizens, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce residential crime. You may have heard it called Home Alert, Neighborhood Block Watch, or Citizen Crime Watch. The names may differ, but the idea is the same: NEIGHBORS LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER!
How does NHW work?
You and your neighbors are the ones who are in a position to really know what goes on in your neighborhood. Ask yourself: Would a police officer recognize a stranger in your yard or a suspicious vehicle in your driveway? Maybe not. But your neighbors probably would!
And that's what Neighborhood Watch is all about. Organizing the eyes and ears of an entire neighborhood into a powerful, hard to penetrate, 24-hour a day barrier…protecting neighborhoods from crime.
Neighborhood Watch helps members to:
- Improve the security of their homes, families, and personal belongings.
- Recognize suspicious and unusual activity in their neighborhood.
- Build a communication network that works to protect their neighborhood.
- Gain a feeling of genuine security through their ability to actually DETER crime.
Is Neighborhood Watch really effective?
You bet it is! The reason is simple enough DESIRE…OPPORTUNITY…ABILITY. Criminals must have all three if they are to be successful. NHW groups DENY criminals the OPPORTUNITY and ABILITY they need by refusing the criminal the chance to operate undetected.