The Special Projects Office is involved in promoting the Neighborhood Watch program, a neighborhood based crime prevention program, which encourages active participation by the residents in watching out for and reporting criminal activity.
The Neighborhood Watch program is the cornerstone of all crime prevention programs. It enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce burglaries and other neighborhood crimes. The primary purpose is the protection of property, your's and your neighbor's.
The Neighborhood Watch program are a proven and effective means to substantially reduce not only the incidence of residential burglaries in a specific area, but the incidence of other crimes.
A good neighbor is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented. This program teaches you steps that can be taken to help protect your home. It also helps you organize a neighborhood group and start making crime prevention a part of every person's daily routine.
Why establish a Neighborhood Watch? The Neighborhood Watch program will help deter crime in the neighborhood you live in. The "job" of a citizen in a neighborhood watch area is to be suspicious, alert, and to report any suspicious activity to the police department. It is the responsibility of the police to apprehend the criminals. Your responsibility is to report crime.