The Neighborhood Watch program utilizes citizen involvement in the detection and prevention of crime. Residents work together to keep their neighborhood safe. The group can help educate other residents and make their neighborhoods safer by reporting suspicious and criminal activity.
One of the main purposes of the neighborhood watch group is to know your neighbors. The Neighborhood Watch groups get to know their neighbors by holding meetings, hosting block parties and keeping in touch through a Virtual Neighborhood Watch site.
Police officers can attend meetings to educate residents about crime prevention, personal safety, among other relevant topics.
After reporting suspicious activity or a crime to the police department, residents are encouraged utilize a phone tree or virtual neighborhood watch site to disseminate information to other group members.
For Information on Neighborhood Watch contact: The DeKalb Police Department 815-748-8400