The purpose of the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program is to:
- Teach you to know when you observe suspicious activity how to report it. You are the EYES and EARS. OBSERVE AND REPORTING ONLY!
- Make you aware of the steps you and your neighbors can take to make your home more secure against crime.
- To show you how you and your neighbors can help each other protect your neighborhood, and
- Make local law enforcement agencies more effective in the fight against crime through YOUR involvement and participation.
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Q: How do I get a Neighborhood Watch started?
A: Contact your Law Enforcement Agency for the jurisdiction that you live in. Speak with the Neighborhood Watch Officer on a date that you and your neighbors have decided to hold a meeting. (At least 30 days notice to the Officer).
Q: Where do I hold a meeting?
A: You can hold the meeting, in a home, in a park, at a church or community center.
Q: How many homes or neighbors are required to be in a neighborhood watch group?
A: The Reno Police Department likes to see at least 5 homes in a neighborhood watch group, there is no cut off of how many. You run your groups and it can vary from group to group.
Form a small planning committee of neighbors to discuss needs, the level of interest and possible problems. Decide on a date and place for the initial NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH meeting.
For additional information: National Neighborhood Watch Institute .