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CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

The purpose of Neighborhood Watch is to reduce crime and criminal opportunity in participating neighborhoods by fostering communication and helpful relationships between the police and neighborhoods and between neighbors.

What Can I Do?

  1. Get to know your neighbors. Ask if they would like to join a Neighborhood Watch Program.
  2. Be suspicious! Report suspicious person(s), vehicles, and activities immediately. Call 9-1-1.
  3. Install proper locks. Close and lock windows and doors when not at home.
  4. Host a Neighborhood Watch meeting.
  5. Participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program. Exchange names, phone numbers, and addresses with other participants.
  6. Volunteer to be a block captain.
  7. Read your Neighborhood Watch newsletter.
  8. If you need assistance with getting a Neighborhood Watch meeting started, contact the Crime Prevention Section at (630) 543-3080.
  9. Above all, be concerned. It's the most effective way to reduce or prevent crime.
  10. Learn valuable crime prevention tips through special presentations at your Neighborhood Watch meetings.
You can start a Neighborhood Watch in your area by hosting a Watch meeting in your neighborhood. Contact the Addison Crime Prevention Section at (630) 543-3080.

Click here to see the current watch areas
Neighborhood Watch Newsletters
National Neighborhood Watch Institute
National Crime Prevention Association
National Crime Prevention Council