Neighborhood Watch is…
- Becoming acquainted with your neighbors.
- Working together to solve neighborhood concerns.
- Helping the police by raising awareness and reporting any unusual activities as they occur. (You know best what “normal” activity in your neighborhood is.)
- Learning to minimize potential risks by making safe choices (i.e. utilizing locks, lighting, etc.) to prevent crime in your neighborhood.
- Reporting suspicious persons.
- Looking out for your neighbors.
Flyer for: NW Brochure
Responsibilities for Neighborhood Watch Captain and Co-Captains
- Serve as a liaison between your active Neighborhood Watch members and law enforcement.
- Recruit new Neighborhood Watch members to reach 100 percent participation in your neighborhood.
- Maintain the Member List.
- Distribute Neighborhood Watch materials and information to members in a timely manner.
- Notify members of Neighborhood Watch meetings, meetings will be held at a minimum twice annually, usually in the form of a community event or outing.
- Encourage members to call or text the non-emergency line at 480-782-4130 or 911 prior to contacting you to report unusual or suspicious activities.
- Captains and Co-Captains can keep an activity log or have members post on Nextdoor or a community website.
- Attend meetings and get acquainted with neighbors.
- Keep your Member List in an easily accessible location.
- Make your home as burglar-resistant as possible.
- Be observant. Report suspicious activities to 911, non-emergency line at 480-782-4130 and Neighborhood Watch Captain.
- Educate children about crime prevention. Stress the importance of 911 and helping law enforcement.
- Do not confront suspicious individuals. Call 911.
- Provides immediate contact information in the event of suspicious activities, crime trends and information sharing products with the police department.
Neighborhood Watch Signs
- Warns potential thieves of law enforcement partnership with residents.
- Placed at entrances and inside the neighborhood.
- Signs an be purchased from the crime prevention unit for $22.62 each. Contact the crime prevention specialist.
Information and Safety Suggestions:
- Maintain communication with your Crime Prevention Officer
- Nextdoor offers a Watch Guide to help you network virtually with your neighbors
- Visit the National Neighborhood Watch website for easy steps on starting a group
- Utilize Raids Online System for area crime information
- Register for alerts at Maricopa County Reverse 911
- Subscribe to BOLOCOP for activity alerts, missing and wanted persons
- Install Security Systems and Cameras
- Follow city guidelines for Block Parties
Neighborhood Watch Forms:
*More forms coming soon. Thank you for your patience*
How to organize a Neighborhood Watch
- You can take an active role in your community by forming a Neighborhood Watch.
- You and your neighbors can stay safe by looking out for one another.
- Step 1: Contact your neighbors to see if they are interested in participating. Use the NW Notification form. (50 % participation is required to start)
- Step 2: Identify the neighborhood boundaries for your watch program
- Step 3: Plan and coordinate a one hour meeting. Preferably during the week and in the evening. Use the NW Attendance form at your meeting.
- Step 4: Click on the link to see which precinct you live in. Click here for a precinct map.
- Step 5: Contact via phone or email your precinct Crime Prevention Officer listed below or call 480-782-4962.
- Officer Noah Dueker #608
- (480) 782-4962
- Crime Prevention Specialist: Blanca Quezada #7114
- (480) 782-4960