Why is neighborhood watch important?
Neighborhood Watch has long been a linchpin for community spirit and “getting things done.” It’s a grass-roots program directed at:
Basic Crime Prevention
Eliminates opportunities for criminals; Keeps an eye on the community, watching for suspicious behavior.
Teaches skills to prepare for man-made and natural disasters. Encourages citizen involvement in preparation and planning.
Building a Stronger Community
Participants get to know their neighbors, and offer and receive help.
The most successful Neighborhood Watch groups expand their concerns beyond crime prevention to include quality of life issues and fun activities to build community spirit.