National Neighborhood Watch

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National Neighborhood Watch empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. The goal of this site is to provide information, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens.

Would-be burglars are on the lookout for homes with these boxes at the curb.If you received expensive gifts with boxes t...
12/27/2022

Would-be burglars are on the lookout for homes with these boxes at the curb.

If you received expensive gifts with boxes that identified their contents, look for alternative ways to dispose of the empty boxes or put them out in the morning of pickup and not the night before.

https://www.reviewgeek.com/140582/why-you-shouldnt-throw-christmas-gift-boxes-on-the-curb/

The holiday season isn’t just busy for those traveling to see friends and family. It’s also a busy time of the year for thieves. And unfortunately, those boxes you throw out on the curb for that big screen TV or new Playstation 5 show thieves exactly what you have inside the house.

Good tips for when you see those MISSING people/pets posts in your neighborhood groups/pages.
12/20/2022

Good tips for when you see those MISSING people/pets posts in your neighborhood groups/pages.

Love this story from the Portsmouth City Schools and Portsmouth PD
12/19/2022

Love this story from the Portsmouth City Schools and Portsmouth PD

Students in Scioto County investigated a mock crime scene after a Christmas Grinch tried to steal away holiday cheer.The “Threetown” community is made up of thi

”Police can’t do this by themselves,” said Memphian Vanessa Delgadillo. “And we can’t do it by ourselves as neighbors. B...
12/08/2022

”Police can’t do this by themselves,” said Memphian Vanessa Delgadillo. “And we can’t do it by ourselves as neighbors. But if we work together, we can build a better, safer City of Memphis.”

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MPD hosted an online meeting Wednesday night to teach citizens how to form a Neighborhood Watch group.

'Tis the season for "porch pirates.""Get to know your neighbors. You know who is supposed to be in your neighborhood and...
12/07/2022

'Tis the season for "porch pirates."

"Get to know your neighbors. You know who is supposed to be in your neighborhood and what vehicles usually belong there," said Cpl. Meredith Alexander of the Clovis Police CA. "Be a good neighbor, look out for each other, exchange phone numbers, and try to do the neighborly things and treat other people how you'd like to be treated."

Read the article for more helpful tips on preventing pesky porch pirates.

It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Porch Pirates.[RELATED]Fresno man could face 10-20 years for wire fraud, money laundering, says prosec

12/06/2022

Did you miss our December newsletter that included some holiday package theft prevention tips?

You can check it out here: https://bit.ly/NNWDec22.

12/01/2021

Today is and we want to take this chance to remind you how to help protect yourself against package theft.

• Schedule the delivery and require a signature.
• Ask a trusted neighbor to look out for the package.
• Have the item delivered to a secure location such as your work, post office, Amazon Locker, or to a friend or family member who will be home.
• Provide delivery instructions. Many retailers allow for specific delivery instructions to be added during checkout. You can add notes such as leaving by the back porch, behind a bench, a bush, etc.
• Many shippers, including the USPS, allow you to sign up for tracking alerts so you can be notified of deliveries.
• Install a video doorbell or camera. This will help discourage package theft.
• Some companies will let you select plain gift packaging to help conceal what the package contains.

As always, if you see anything suspicious, call us!
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 703-777-1021

Halloween is coming up - these tips from Safe Kids Worldwide can help ensure you and your little ones stay safe.
10/26/2021

Halloween is coming up - these tips from Safe Kids Worldwide can help ensure you and your little ones stay safe.

September 28th (today!) is National Good Neighbor Day! Check out https://www.nationalgoodneighborday.com/ for suggestion...
09/28/2021

September 28th (today!) is National Good Neighbor Day!

Check out https://www.nationalgoodneighborday.com/ for suggestions on making good neighborhoods GREAT, and take the "Good Neighbor" pledge.

They also have two events coming up that you can register for.

September is  WEEK 4: TEACH YOUTH ABOUT PREPAREDNESSTalk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in ...
09/22/2021

September is

WEEK 4: TEACH YOUTH ABOUT PREPAREDNESS

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters? Visit www.ready.gov/kids/parents

September is  WEEK THREE: LOW-COST, NO-COST PREPAREDNESSNatural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing fo...
09/16/2021

September is

WEEK THREE: LOW-COST, NO-COST PREPAREDNESS

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts (https://www.ready.gov/be-informed), safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.

The watch groups could engender a sense of community in an era of isolation, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic....
09/15/2021

The watch groups could engender a sense of community in an era of isolation, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. “We’re hoping to bring back a sense of community so that neighbors get to know their neighbors,” said Investigator Matthew Hanzalik of the Guilderland Police Department.

https://altamontenterprise.com/09102021/gpd-seeks-compassionate-citizens-join-neighborhood-watch

Next Tuesday, Sept. 14, Guilderland residents are invited to a 6:30 p.m. in-person meeting at Town Hall to learn about a nascent Neighborhood Watch Program.

September is  WEEK TWO: BUILD A KITGather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living ...
09/07/2021

September is

WEEK TWO: BUILD A KIT

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Learn more at Ready.gov/kit.

September is  WEEK ONE: MAKE A PLANTalk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and af...
09/02/2021

September is

WEEK ONE: MAKE A PLAN

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Learn more at Ready.gov.

“Without citizen involvement and witnessing criminal activity, law enforcement cannot in most cases effectively collect ...
08/13/2021

“Without citizen involvement and witnessing criminal activity, law enforcement cannot in most cases effectively collect evidence, identify, apprehend, and prosecute criminal offenders,” said Lakeland (TN) Mayor Jim Bomprezzi Sr.

Details inside...

“Anyone that’s part of their group in their neighborhood that are willing to ban together and come forward with informat...
08/11/2021

“Anyone that’s part of their group in their neighborhood that are willing to ban together and come forward with information not only to the police but informational sharing in their own neighborhood, you are always going to have a safer, more practical neighborhood to live in,” said Sgt. James Fuqua Columbus Division of Police.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – It is difficult to get one out of every three people to agree on anything, but in the Westgate neighborhood in Hilltop, one out of three houses agree it’s time to get tough on cri…

City of Clovis, NM (City Government) Mayor Mike Morris was confident many Clovis residents already look out for their ar...
08/04/2021

City of Clovis, NM (City Government) Mayor Mike Morris was confident many Clovis residents already look out for their area, “but neighborhood watch really takes it to another level, where there’s a systematic way of covering the neighborhood then contacting law enforcement if they see something wrong.”

https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2021/08/04/news/officials-restart-neighborhood-watch-effort/169426.html

CLOVIS — With encouragement from Mayor Mike Morris to be “the extra eyes and ears” for law enforcement, Clovis city officials restarted an effort for neighborhood watch programs Monday night. The town hall, which was covered virtually by The News, went about 20 minutes. Morris began the town h...

  is happening next week, Tuesday, August 3rd! Make sure you've registered your event at https://natw.org/registration/!...
07/26/2021

is happening next week, Tuesday, August 3rd!

Make sure you've registered your event at https://natw.org/registration/!

"National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances."

Please take our brief, five-question survey on NNW communications at http://bit.ly/2021NNW.There are five short question...
01/12/2021

Please take our brief, five-question survey on NNW communications at http://bit.ly/2021NNW.

There are five short questions and we're looking to see what we can do to help you start and/or manage your neighborhood watch groups.

Boris is making a reappearance in Sweet Home, Oregon, thanks to the Sweet Home Police Department.
01/06/2021

Boris is making a reappearance in Sweet Home, Oregon, thanks to the Sweet Home Police Department.

The Sweet Home Police Department is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program in an effort to reduce crime rates in neighborhoods across the city. The idea of a neighborhood watch is to have "neighbors coming together to look out for each other," said Community Services Officer Sean Morgan.....

12/29/2020

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are not taking steps to protect their homes from break-ins during the holidays, even if they're traveling away from home.

Great tips on preventing porch pirates, and you don't even need your own Gary the Elf for them!
12/22/2020

Great tips on preventing porch pirates, and you don't even need your own Gary the Elf for them!

Today is "officially" the first day of winter, even though it doesn't feel like it, and the first day for "Cop on a Stop."

Let us introduce you to Gary the Elf. Today he wants to share some tips to prevent you from being victim to those pesky porch pirates⬇️

#1.) Ship packages to work or use a “ship-to-store” option. This allows for the packages to be picked up and not left unsecured.

#2.) Sign up for delivery alerts. This informs consumers when deliveries are scheduled and delivered.

#3.) Ask trusted neighbors to secure your packages if you are not able to be home for deliveries.

#4.) Require signatures for all deliveries when possible.

#5.) Be good neighbors and look out for each other. If you see a package on your neighbor’s doorstep, call them and ask if they would like you to hold on to it until they are home.

12/10/2020

If you're in the Orange County (FL) area, check out the link below for information on how your neighborhood watch group may be eligible to receive a grant from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida.

We know   looks a little different this year. Safe Kids Worldwide offers these tips for celebrating during COVID-19.
10/31/2020

We know looks a little different this year.

Safe Kids Worldwide offers these tips for celebrating during COVID-19.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this Halloween, here are a few ways to make safety a part of your planning.

October was designated as crime prevention month in 1984 by Presidential Proclamation! This year, the National Crime Pre...
10/06/2020

October was designated as crime prevention month in 1984 by Presidential Proclamation!

This year, the National Crime Prevention Council has created themes for each week - visit https://www.ncpc.org/programs/crime-prevention-month/ to find out more.

Week 1, October 1 – 3: McGruff® Turns 40!
Week 2, October 5 – 9: Stay Safe. Go For Real.
Week 3, October 12 – 16: Working Together to Reduce Violent Crime
Week 4, October 19 – 23: Promoting Public Health and Safety in Communities
Week 5, October 26 – 30: Protect Your PIN: Outsmart Fraudsters

Did you know that September 28th (today!) is National Good Neighbor Day! In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter i...
09/28/2020

Did you know that September 28th (today!) is National Good Neighbor Day!

In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Learn more at https://www.nationalgoodneighborday.com/.

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In essence, Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that stresses education and common sense. It teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. In addition, it provides citizens with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life. Neighborhood Watch groups typically focus on observation and awareness as a means of preventing crime and employ strategies that range from simply promoting social interaction and "watching out for each other" to active patrols by groups of citizens.

Today's Neighborhood Watch Program is an effective means of crime control and neighborhood cohesiveness. While not all of the programs in place today go by the same name, they all accomplish the same goal: to bring community members together to fight crime. As Minor aptly wrote, "Neighborhood is the key to maintaining successful relationships."

Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. While the modern day concept of program rose to prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate, the roots of Neighborhood Watch can actually be traced all the way back to the days of Colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of the Neighborhood Watch Program was developed as a result of the multiple requests from sheriffs and police chiefs around the country who were looking for a crime prevention program that would incorporate citizen involvement and address the increasing number of burglaries taking place, especially in rural and suburban areas. In 1972, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) took the concept a step further by seeking funding to make the program a national initiative. Thanks to a grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, the National Neighborhood Watch Program was started.

The National Neighborhood Watch (NNW) works to enhance, expand, and revitalize watch programs throughout the country. NNW empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. Our goal is to provide information, training, technical support, and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens about Neighborhood Watch.