Neighborhood Watch works. It helps reduce the risk to you, your family, and your home. It also reduces fear, which can sometimes be as harmful to a community as crime itself. Neighborhood Watch is built upon the notion that crime prevention is a shared responsibility. Deputies are paid to work full-time against crime, but citizens also need to get involved:
To report crime and suspicious activity when they see it
To get acquainted with their neighbors
To take away the opportunity for crime to occur in their neighborhood
Neighborhood Watch is based on this concept of cooperation. When a concerned community does its part, the results are positive—and the possibilities are endless.
Neighborhood Watch . . .
Reduces your risk of being a victim of crime
Trains you how to observe and report suspicious behavior
Gets you acquainted with your neighbors
Keeps you informed of criminal activity in your area
Creates a connection to the deputies who patrol your neighborhood
Teaches you how to address neighborhood nuisances
Gives you a greater sense of security Empowers and strengthens your neighborhood