Create a Neighborhood Watch Program
Effective community policing has a positive impact on reducing neighborhood crime, helping to reduce fear of crime and enhancing the quality of life in the community. It accomplishes these things by combining the efforts and resources of the police, the local government, and the community. While police continue to handle crime fighting and law enforcement responsibilities, the police and community work together to modify conditions that can encourage criminal behavior. Creating a Neighborhood Watch is one way for the community to assist the police with finding solutions to crime.
Start Up a Neighborhood Watch/Business Watch in Your Neighborhood
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program, which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. It involves:
Neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance;
Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods;
Implementation of crime prevention techniques such as home security, security through environmental design.
There are currently over 185 neighborhood watches established in the City of Anaheim. If you are interested in starting a neighborhood watch, download the Hi Neighbor Neighborhood Watch How To Guide to begin creating a neighborhood watch today! For more information, please call our Crime Prevention Specialist 714-765-5252 or email.